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Design for Conservation

Design for Conservation

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


生态立州 Shengtai lizhou

Instructor: Ashley Scott Kelly

At The University of Hong Kong

Masters Thesis Section Abstract, 2013-17

Most environmental legislation was passed within the last 30 years. This thesis section investigates the battle against China's eco-environmental degradation and the realization of large-scale environmental programs in the lives of second-tier or rural populations. Ulrich Beck (2009) notes that the ecological crisis involves a "systemic violation of basic rights, whose long-term social destabilizing effects can scarcely be overestimated." China's programs are both resultant from new global institutions and reactionary to the successes and failures of 20th century environmental programs (Weller, 2006). The shift in the 1990s to models of "sustainable development" greatly influenced the establishment of most of China's legislation and protection network. Such national projects as the Sloping Land Conversion and Natural Forest Protection Programs mold, sometimes with great conflict, to diverse geographies in which those impacted have a direct attachment to physical territory. How is Mao's conquest of nature (see Shapiro, 2001) reformed in the new environmental state?

Landscape's agency in synthesizing and visualizing resource governance, technology transfers, land and tenure conflicts through such attachment to landscape is crucial. Long the arena of political ecology, the landscape architect and planner finds disciplinary footing from earlier periods of landscape planning (and narrowly contemporary landscape urbanism) and emergent planning and design technologies from civil engineering and the environmental sciences. Even recent disaster relief projects more formally within architecture are necessarily implicated, for they must be seen within a history of ecological responses to environmental impoverishment.

All theses in this stream share succinct trans-scalar methodologies that will:
i) Survey and visualize the material landscape and infrastructures of one or more of these programs;
ii) Identify siloed approaches by political, environmental and social actors;
iii) Generate physical design that curates details from complex scenarios into a speculative narrative; and
iv) Appropriate and critique analytical methods from other disciplines from within design.

Student theses

  • Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong
    LI Man Hei, Bernice
  • Fabricating Site: Modelling nuanced scenarios and design responses to China's national environmental programmes
    ZHUANG Zikai
  • The Phylogeography of Environmental Ethics: Regional landscape planning for China's decommissioning zoos
    OU Kaiyun, Ivanka
  • Production Atypical: State agricultural policy and divergent resource management for the coastal plains of Laizhou Bay
    JIN Jiayi, Jason
  • Parallel Development: The Convergence of migration and environmental policy in the deserts of northwest China
    ZHOU Junlong, Juno
  • The Economics of Desertification: Complex land mosaics and replanting the commons of northern China's shelter belts
    DOA Hoi Man, Cathy
  • Scoping Responsibilities: Environmental justice in future energy investment projects of Myanmar
    KAN Shiu Sun, Tom
  • Fragmentation in National Desertification Policy: Environmental management and relocation for eco-refugees, Northwest China
    ZHANG Zihui, Ffion
  • Geographies of Disconnection: Poyang Lake National Nature Reserve
    WANG Tiankui, Cary
  • Large-scale Impact of Eucalyptus on Regional Economic and Environmental Sustainability
    XU Jiayue, YY
  • Erosion in the Loess Plateau: Scales and silos of the Grain to Green Project, 1999-2003
    PENG Rong, Ronnie

Fragmentation in National Desertification Policy: Environmental management and relocation for eco-refugees, Northwest China. By ZHANG Zihui Ffion, 2014.
Fragmentation in National Desertification Policy: Environmental management and relocation for eco-refugees, Northwest China. By ZHANG Zihui Ffion, 2014.
Fragmentation in National Desertification Policy: Environmental management and relocation for eco-refugees, Northwest China. By ZHANG Zihui Ffion, 2014.
Fragmentation in National Desertification Policy: Environmental management and relocation for eco-refugees, Northwest China. By ZHANG Zihui Ffion, 2014.
Fragmentation in National Desertification Policy: Environmental management and relocation for eco-refugees, Northwest China. By ZHANG Zihui Ffion, 2014.
Fragmentation in National Desertification Policy: Environmental management and relocation for eco-refugees, Northwest China. By ZHANG Zihui Ffion, 2014.
Fragmentation in National Desertification Policy: Environmental management and relocation for eco-refugees, Northwest China. By ZHANG Zihui Ffion, 2014.
Fragmentation in National Desertification Policy: Environmental management and relocation for eco-refugees, Northwest China. By ZHANG Zihui Ffion, 2014.
Fragmentation in National Desertification Policy: Environmental management and relocation for eco-refugees, Northwest China. By ZHANG Zihui Ffion, 2014.
Fragmentation in National Desertification Policy: Environmental management and relocation for eco-refugees, Northwest China. By ZHANG Zihui Ffion, 2014.
Fragmentation in National Desertification Policy: Environmental management and relocation for eco-refugees, Northwest China. By ZHANG Zihui Ffion, 2014.
Fragmentation in National Desertification Policy: Environmental management and relocation for eco-refugees, Northwest China. By ZHANG Zihui Ffion, 2014.
Fragmentation in National Desertification Policy: Environmental management and relocation for eco-refugees, Northwest China. By ZHANG Zihui Ffion, 2014.
Fragmentation in National Desertification Policy: Environmental management and relocation for eco-refugees, Northwest China. By ZHANG Zihui Ffion, 2014.
Geographies of Disconnection: Poyang Lake National Nature Reserve. By WANG Tiankui Cary, 2014.
Geographies of Disconnection: Poyang Lake National Nature Reserve. By WANG Tiankui Cary, 2014.
Geographies of Disconnection: Poyang Lake National Nature Reserve. By WANG Tiankui Cary, 2014.
Geographies of Disconnection: Poyang Lake National Nature Reserve. By WANG Tiankui Cary, 2014.
Geographies of Disconnection: Poyang Lake National Nature Reserve. By WANG Tiankui Cary, 2014.
Geographies of Disconnection: Poyang Lake National Nature Reserve. By WANG Tiankui Cary, 2014.
Geographies of Disconnection: Poyang Lake National Nature Reserve. By WANG Tiankui Cary, 2014.
Geographies of Disconnection: Poyang Lake National Nature Reserve. By WANG Tiankui Cary, 2014.
Erosion in the Loess Plateau: Scales and silos of the Grain to Green Project, 1999-2003. By PENG Rong Ronnie, 2013.
Erosion in the Loess Plateau: Scales and silos of the Grain to Green Project, 1999-2003. By PENG Rong Ronnie, 2013.
Erosion in the Loess Plateau: Scales and silos of the Grain to Green Project, 1999-2003. By PENG Rong Ronnie, 2013.
Erosion in the Loess Plateau: Scales and silos of the Grain to Green Project, 1999-2003. By PENG Rong Ronnie, 2013.
Production Atypical: State agricultural policy and divergent resource management for the coastal plains of Laizhou Bay. By JIN Jiayi Jason, 2015.
Production Atypical: State agricultural policy and divergent resource management for the coastal plains of Laizhou Bay. By JIN Jiayi Jason, 2015.
Production Atypical: State agricultural policy and divergent resource management for the coastal plains of Laizhou Bay. By JIN Jiayi Jason, 2015.
Production Atypical: State agricultural policy and divergent resource management for the coastal plains of Laizhou Bay. By JIN Jiayi Jason, 2015.
Production Atypical: State agricultural policy and divergent resource management for the coastal plains of Laizhou Bay. By JIN Jiayi Jason, 2015.
Production Atypical: State agricultural policy and divergent resource management for the coastal plains of Laizhou Bay. By JIN Jiayi Jason, 2015.
Production Atypical: State agricultural policy and divergent resource management for the coastal plains of Laizhou Bay. By JIN Jiayi Jason, 2015.
Production Atypical: State agricultural policy and divergent resource management for the coastal plains of Laizhou Bay. By JIN Jiayi Jason, 2015.
Production Atypical: State agricultural policy and divergent resource management for the coastal plains of Laizhou Bay. By JIN Jiayi Jason, 2015.
Production Atypical: State agricultural policy and divergent resource management for the coastal plains of Laizhou Bay. By JIN Jiayi Jason, 2015.
Scoping Responsibilities: Environmental justice in future energy investment projects of Myanmar. By KAN Shiu Sun Tom, 2015.
Scoping Responsibilities: Environmental justice in future energy investment projects of Myanmar. By KAN Shiu Sun Tom, 2015.
Parallel Development: The Convergence of migration and environmental policy in the deserts of northwest China. By ZHOU Junlong Juno, 2015.
Parallel Development: The Convergence of migration and environmental policy in the deserts of northwest China. By ZHOU Junlong Juno, 2015.
Parallel Development: The Convergence of migration and environmental policy in the deserts of northwest China. By ZHOU Junlong Juno, 2015.
Parallel Development: The Convergence of migration and environmental policy in the deserts of northwest China. By ZHOU Junlong Juno, 2015.
Parallel Development: The Convergence of migration and environmental policy in the deserts of northwest China. By ZHOU Junlong Juno, 2015.
Parallel Development: The Convergence of migration and environmental policy in the deserts of northwest China. By ZHOU Junlong Juno, 2015.
Parallel Development: The Convergence of migration and environmental policy in the deserts of northwest China. By ZHOU Junlong Juno, 2015.
Parallel Development: The Convergence of migration and environmental policy in the deserts of northwest China. By ZHOU Junlong Juno, 2015.
Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong. By LI Man Hei Bernice, 2016.
Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong. By LI Man Hei Bernice, 2016.
Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong. By LI Man Hei Bernice, 2016.
Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong. By LI Man Hei Bernice, 2016.
Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong. By LI Man Hei Bernice, 2016.
Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong. By LI Man Hei Bernice, 2016.
Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong. By LI Man Hei Bernice, 2016.
Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong. By LI Man Hei Bernice, 2016.
Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong. By LI Man Hei Bernice, 2016.
Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong. By LI Man Hei Bernice, 2016.
Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong. By LI Man Hei Bernice, 2016.
Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong. By LI Man Hei Bernice, 2016.
Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong. By LI Man Hei Bernice, 2016.
Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong. By LI Man Hei Bernice, 2016.
Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong. By LI Man Hei Bernice, 2016.
Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong. By LI Man Hei Bernice, 2016.
Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong. By LI Man Hei Bernice, 2016.
Green Belt, Grey Belt? Non-zoned approaches to landscape evaluation and management in Hong Kong. By LI Man Hei Bernice, 2016.
Fabricating Site: Modelling nuanced scenarios and design responses to China's national environmental programmes. By ZHUANG Zikai, 2016.
Fabricating Site: Modelling nuanced scenarios and design responses to China's national environmental programmes. By ZHUANG Zikai, 2016.
Fabricating Site: Modelling nuanced scenarios and design responses to China's national environmental programmes. By ZHUANG Zikai, 2016.
Fabricating Site: Modelling nuanced scenarios and design responses to China's national environmental programmes. By ZHUANG Zikai, 2016.
Fabricating Site: Modelling nuanced scenarios and design responses to China's national environmental programmes. By ZHUANG Zikai, 2016.
Fabricating Site: Modelling nuanced scenarios and design responses to China's national environmental programmes. By ZHUANG Zikai, 2016.
Fabricating Site: Modelling nuanced scenarios and design responses to China's national environmental programmes. By ZHUANG Zikai, 2016.
Fabricating Site: Modelling nuanced scenarios and design responses to China's national environmental programmes. By ZHUANG Zikai, 2016.
The Phylogeography of Environmental Ethics: Regional landscape planning for China's decommissioning zoos. By OU Kaiyun Ivanka, 2016.
The Phylogeography of Environmental Ethics: Regional landscape planning for China's decommissioning zoos. By OU Kaiyun Ivanka, 2016.
The Phylogeography of Environmental Ethics: Regional landscape planning for China's decommissioning zoos. By OU Kaiyun Ivanka, 2016.
The Phylogeography of Environmental Ethics: Regional landscape planning for China's decommissioning zoos. By OU Kaiyun Ivanka, 2016.
The Phylogeography of Environmental Ethics: Regional landscape planning for China's decommissioning zoos. By OU Kaiyun Ivanka, 2016.
The Phylogeography of Environmental Ethics: Regional landscape planning for China's decommissioning zoos. By OU Kaiyun Ivanka, 2016.