Katherine Rinne received her M. Arch degree from UC Berkeley. She is a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia. She has received research funding from the American Philosophical Society, the National Science Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her book publications include The Waters of Rome: Aqueducts, Fountains, and the Birth of the Baroque City (Yale University Press: 2010), which won the 2012 Spiro Kostof Award for Urban History from the Society of Architectural Historians and the 2011 J. B. Jackson Prize for Landscape History from the Foundation for Landscape Studies; and Rome: An Urban History from Antiquity to the Present, co-authored with Rabun Taylor and Spiro Kostof (d), (Cambridge University Press: 2016).