Ashley Scott Kelly

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This site presents projects across a multitude of topics and locations, generally fielded in the design disciplines. I believe most complex problems can be advanced and mediated through design, using a wide recognition of urban processes, economy, ecologies and social observations.

Biography
My work focuses on scenario-building and filling knowledge gaps for environmental conservation and development, especially in regions that lack adequate knowledge or transparency in development information and spatial data. I apply 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 and Hong Kong. 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. I offer studio and lecture courses on regional landscape planning, landscape media, and GIS and research-based seminars on environmental conservation, modernization and rural development in China, Myanmar, South and Southeast Asia, and Latin America. I have coordinated the thesis in landscape architecture at The University of Hong Kong for three years.

Biography...

09 July 2017
Land Development vs Conservation Game with Storefront for Art and Architecture

Land Development vs Conservation Game with Storefront for Art and Architecture 09 July 2017 www.designforconservation.org/news/land-development-vs-conservation-game-with-storefront-art-architecture New York-based Storefront for Art and Architecture, in partnership with Hong Kong Design Trust, held events across Hong Kong from 7-9 July as part of Storefront IS (International Series) Hong Kong. The three-day program included public city walks on urban transformation, dialo...

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Teams play Land Development vs Conservation Hong Kong, a landscape planning game, at Storefront IS Hong Kong.
Teams play Land Development vs Conservation Hong Kong, a landscape planning game, at Storefront IS Hong Kong.
22 May 2017
Forum on Sustainable Infrastructure with ADB and WWF

Forum on Sustainable Infrastructure with ADB and WWF 22 May 2017 www.designforconservation.org/news/forum-on-sustainable-infrastructure-with-adb-wwf The Asian Development Bank (ADB), together with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Vietnam's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, hosted the Forum on Sustainable Infrastructure: Integrating Climate Resilience and Natural Capital into Transport Infrastructure Planning and Design on May 17 and 18 in Hanoi, Vietnam....

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Forum on Sustainable Infrastructure: Integrating Climate Resilience and Natural Capital into Transport Infrastructure Planning and Design.
Forum on Sustainable Infrastructure: Integrating Climate Resilience and Natural Capital into Transport Infrastructure Planning and Design.
05 May 2017
Design on the Road to Burma, Final Review

Design on the Road to Burma, Final Review 05 May 2017 www.designforconservation.org/news/design-on-road-burma-final-review Final-year HKU undergraduates in landscape architecture defended their design strategies today for southern Myanmar. Many of their designs built credible scenarios of how changes in landscape management and planning and design scopes can mitigate development and conservation conflicts, especially in areas of weak governance and environmental regulati...

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Final review for Design on the Road to Burma 2017.
Final review for Design on the Road to Burma 2017.
14 March 2017
HKU Students Return to Southern Myanmar

HKU Students Return to Southern Myanmar 14 March 2017 www.designforconservation.org/news/hku-students-return-southern-myanmar For the third year, final-term undergraduate students from the University of Hong Kong, led by Ashley Scott Kelly and assisted by Maxime Decaudin, travelled overland from Thailand to Myanmar to study regional development and conservation impacts in Myanmar's Tanintharyi Region. Preceding the trip, the students spent 6 weeks producing a 120-page re...

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Dawei-Phunamron Road Link access road. Photo Ashley Scott Kelly.
Dawei-Phunamron Road Link access road. Photo Ashley Scott Kelly.
01 February 2017
Automated Monitoring of Illegal Wildlife Trade in Hong Kong

Automated Monitoring of Illegal Wildlife Trade in Hong Kong 01 February 2017 www.designforconservation.org/news/automated-monitoring-illegal-wildlife-trade-hong-kong Illegal Wildlife Trade in Hong Kong, Automated notification of potential cases in the judiciary To help efforts limiting or banning the trade in endangered species, Design for Conservation is hosting an automated notification system that searches Hong Kong's daily court listings for potential wildlife crime ...

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Hong Kong Trade in Endangered Species 2015.
Hong Kong Trade in Endangered Species 2015.
07 December 2016
Studio Nepal: Designing nature, standards, and discontinuities in the Himalayas

Studio Nepal: Designing nature, standards, and discontinuities in the Himalayas 07 December 2016 www.designforconservation.org/news/studio-nepal-designing-nature-standards-discontinuities-himalayas On December 6th, HKU MLA students presented their final landscape planning projects for Nepal. Their 12 project proposals followed one of three approaches: 1) Creating complex scenarios in data-poor areas of the Terai plains by technically generating sites (for design) that br...

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Fabricating Site: Nuanced scenario modelling and infrastructural strategies for Karnali River floodplain. Project by Zikai Zhang.
Fabricating Site: Nuanced scenario modelling and infrastructural strategies for Karnali River floodplain. Project by Zikai Zhang.
01 December 2016
Hong Kong Brownfield Study, WWF

Hong Kong Brownfield Study, WWF 01 December 2016 www.designforconservation.org/news/hong-kong-brownfield-study-wwf WWF Hong Kong released a study today showing a 90% increase in brownfield applications over the last 15 years. Hong Kong's planning strategy should consider the practicality, and in many cases legality, of retaining current uses, especially given recent conversions for residential development of Green Belt and areas of potential environmental value. WWF's re...

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WWF Hong Kong Brownfield Study.
WWF Hong Kong Brownfield Study.
16 November 2016
HKU Landscape Students Travel to Nepal

HKU Landscape Students Travel to Nepal 16 November 2016 www.designforconservation.org/news/hku-landscape-students-travel-nepal Master of Landscape Architecture students from the University of Hong Kong travelled in early November from Kathmandu to Chitwan national park to study the impacts of large-scale infrastructure on the environmental conservation and development. Throughout September and October, the students researched three related areas: 1) Infrastructure invest...

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Narayanghat-Mugling Highway. Photo Ashley Scott Kelly.
Narayanghat-Mugling Highway. Photo Ashley Scott Kelly.