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Design for Conservation

Design for Conservation

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


Myanmar Design Manual

Collaboration: Dorothy Tang; Ashley Scott Kelly

The manual combines species profiles and habitat characteristics with a catalog of sustainable road construction technologies and wildlife mitigation measures, and applies them to design scenarios at specific example sites along the Dawei road. Together, this manual and the Wildlife Crossing report a set of critical tools and approaches to planning, design, and maintenance of the Dawei road and similar large-scale infrastructure corridors. Both works target wide audiences and are written and graphically narrated to inform road builders, policy makers, and communities alike of best practices, risks, and the critical value of well-planned sustainable transport infrastructure.

Published: Tang, D., and Kelly, A.S. (2016). Design Manual: Building a Sustainable Road to Dawei. Worldwide Fund for Nature (Myanmar). 76pp.

Presented: Kelly, A. S. (2017). Infrastructure, Impact and Uncertainty: Scenario-based approaches to upstream design, wildlife connectivity and sustainable construction in transport planning for southern Myanmar. Presented at the Forum on Sustainable Infrastructure: Integrating Climate Resilience and Natural Capital into Transport Infrastructure Planning and Design, hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and Vietnam's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Hanoi, Vietnam.

3D-printed landscape models, used in developer and government stakeholder meetings, contrast three design scenarios for a single site, including: 1) Developer’s likely alignment and construction; 2) Upgrade of access road; and 3) Bioengineering and wildlife mitigation. Printed with plant-derived plastics.
3D-printed landscape models, used in developer and government stakeholder meetings, contrast three design scenarios for a single site, including: 1) Developer’s likely alignment and construction; 2) Upgrade of access road; and 3) Bioengineering and wildlife mitigation. Printed with plant-derived plastics.
The Design Manual compiles detailed profiles of 20 threatened or endemic species typical of the project area, including critical behavioral aspects and dimensions necessary for infrastructure and mitigation design along the length of the Dawei Road Link.
The Design Manual compiles detailed profiles of 20 threatened or endemic species typical of the project area, including critical behavioral aspects and dimensions necessary for infrastructure and mitigation design along the length of the Dawei Road Link.
Bio-engineering technologies, principally for erosion control of tropical mountainous roads, are scoped for their additional potential to create micro-habitat, minimize degraded forest edges, and involve local communities in landscape maintenance.
Bio-engineering technologies, principally for erosion control of tropical mountainous roads, are scoped for their additional potential to create micro-habitat, minimize degraded forest edges, and involve local communities in landscape maintenance.
Three prototypical sites are designed, with three scenarios each, to contrast the cost-centric engineering choices with low-impact landscape strategies. The recommended scenario shows the importance of design upstream in the planning process to minimize expensive late-stage mitigation, maintenance and monitoring.
Three prototypical sites are designed, with three scenarios each, to contrast the cost-centric engineering choices with low-impact landscape strategies. The recommended scenario shows the importance of design upstream in the planning process to minimize expensive late-stage mitigation, maintenance and monitoring.
Test sites for design experimentation combined low-resolution global data with additional inputs including designed wildlife mitigation features, automated engineering cut and fill calculations, and land cover enhancement.
Test sites for design experimentation combined low-resolution global data with additional inputs including designed wildlife mitigation features, automated engineering cut and fill calculations, and land cover enhancement.
3D-printed design scenario models.
3D-printed design scenario models.
3D-printed design scenario models.
3D-printed design scenario models.