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Design for Conservation

Design for Conservation

Keywords: #design  #conservation  #landscapePlanning  #gis  #infrastructure  #deforestation  #hongKong  #china  #myanmar  #nepal  #amazon  #mekong 

Environmental Futures Initiative

Ashley Scott Kelly

Ashley Scott Kelly is an educator and expert in landscape planning and geographic information systems at the University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on scenario-building and filling knowledge gaps for environmental conservation and sustainable development in data-poor regions. He applies landscape and architecture design methods to land change and landscape ecology, with wide expertise on the manipulation of geospatial data for the study, advocacy, design and delivery of projects in ecologically complex and contested landscapes. Recent works include design guidelines for tropical road infrastructure, corridor modelling for wildlife crossing design, and a Development and Conservation Awareness Map for southern Myanmar. Key professional works range widely in scale, from new town planning to the winning entry for New York City’s 46,000-acre Gateway National Park. Ashley coordinated the Masters thesis in landscape architecture for three years and teaches design courses on regional landscape planning, infrastructure planning and design and rural development in China, South and Southeast Asia, and Latin America.

Dorothy Tang

Dorothy is an award-winning landscape architect and educator. Her teaching and research explores the relationship between environmental change and infrastructural development as the basis for physical design interventions that address landscape systems and material technologies. Her landscape architectural and planning practice develops design solutions that integrate current innovations in sustainable construction with cultural practices in order to build prototypes and demonstrations that can be replicated and adapted by local communities. Recent projects include road design guidelines in ecologically sensitive regions in Myanmar, sewage treatment wetlands in a rural elementary school, the planning and design for an eco-village devastated twice by earthquakes and landslides, and the eco-tourism planning for a reservoir in China. She holds a Master in Landscape Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).