Ashley Scott Kelly

生态立州 Shengtai lizhou

Instructor: Ashley Scott Kelly

At The University of Hong Kong

Masters thesis section abstract, 2013-17

Regional corridors propelled by China's 2013 Belt and Road Initiative are set to connect Eurasian economic centers through some of the last frontiers of Central, South and Southeast Asia. These frontiers are typically the domain of multilateral development banks and international environmental NGOs. This thesis section has for the past several years encouraged innovative landscape planning interventions into China's large-scale eco-environmental programmes (生态立州). With China's increasingly cogent going out (走出去), this section also welcomes proposals for landscape-driven theses in transnational arenas heavily influenced by Chinese development, aid and expertise. Indeed, lessons from China's internal development, such as the long-running Western Development campaign (西部大开发) and recent 2015 national park reforms, provide a critical lens for understanding new potentials for Chinese-led projects in socially and ecologically contested frontiers and in the lives of second-tier and rural populations.

The shift during the 1990s to models of "sustainable development" greatly influenced the establishment of most of China's legislation, protection network, and national environmental programmes. Such national projects as the Sloping Land Conversion and Natural Forest Protection Programs mold, sometimes with great conflict, to diverse geographies in which those people impacted have a direct attachment to physical territory. Landscape's agency here includes the synthesizing of resource governance, technology transfers, land change and tenure conflicts through such attachment to landscape.

Long the arena of geography and anthropology, the landscape architect and planner finds disciplinary footing from earlier periods of landscape planning (Weller, 2014), contemporary landscape urbanism (although narrowly), and emergent planning and design technologies from civil engineering and the environmental sciences. All theses in this section share succinct trans-scalar methodologies that will:
i) Survey case-based successes and failures of these projects or predecessors, especially in their remnant material landscapes and infrastructures;
ii) Identify siloed approaches by political, environmental and social actors;
iii) Appropriate and critique analytical methods and tools from sustainability and conservation sciences using iterative design methods; and
iv) Generate prototypical designs that synthesize this case-based knowledge into landscape-driven scenarios and development narratives.

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.
    Bioremediation and Blue Tape: Regulating the uncertainty, assessment and negotiation of coastal development in Hainan. By KWOK Siu Man Mandy, 2018.
    Bioremediation and Blue Tape: Regulating the uncertainty, assessment and negotiation of coastal development in Hainan. By KWOK Siu Man Mandy, 2018.
    Bioremediation and Blue Tape: Regulating the uncertainty, assessment and negotiation of coastal development in Hainan. By KWOK Siu Man Mandy, 2018.
    Bioremediation and Blue Tape: Regulating the uncertainty, assessment and negotiation of coastal development in Hainan. By KWOK Siu Man Mandy, 2018.
    Bioremediation and Blue Tape: Regulating the uncertainty, assessment and negotiation of coastal development in Hainan. By KWOK Siu Man Mandy, 2018.
    Bioremediation and Blue Tape: Regulating the uncertainty, assessment and negotiation of coastal development in Hainan. By KWOK Siu Man Mandy, 2018.
    Divergent landscape futures: Resilience scenarios for climate change, dam-building and regional development impacts on the Tonle Sap floodplain. By LU Jingrong Lawrence, 2018.
    Divergent landscape futures: Resilience scenarios for climate change, dam-building and regional development impacts on the Tonle Sap floodplain. By LU Jingrong Lawrence, 2018.
    Divergent landscape futures: Resilience scenarios for climate change, dam-building and regional development impacts on the Tonle Sap floodplain. By LU Jingrong Lawrence, 2018.
    Divergent landscape futures: Resilience scenarios for climate change, dam-building and regional development impacts on the Tonle Sap floodplain. By LU Jingrong Lawrence, 2018.
    Divergent landscape futures: Resilience scenarios for climate change, dam-building and regional development impacts on the Tonle Sap floodplain. By LU Jingrong Lawrence, 2018.
    Divergent landscape futures: Resilience scenarios for climate change, dam-building and regional development impacts on the Tonle Sap floodplain. By LU Jingrong Lawrence, 2018.
    Reconstructing Regional Conservation: Development synergies for Angkor's living temples, rural livelihoods and environmental stewardship. By ZHANG Boyang Marina, 2018.
    Reconstructing Regional Conservation: Development synergies for Angkor's living temples, rural livelihoods and environmental stewardship. By ZHANG Boyang Marina, 2018.
    Reconstructing Regional Conservation: Development synergies for Angkor's living temples, rural livelihoods and environmental stewardship. By ZHANG Boyang Marina, 2018.
    Reconstructing Regional Conservation: Development synergies for Angkor's living temples, rural livelihoods and environmental stewardship. By ZHANG Boyang Marina, 2018.
    An Environmental Rationale: Strategies to reconcile the graduated sovereignty of northern China's eco-modernization programs. By AU YOUNG Chung Yan Samantha, 2018.
    An Environmental Rationale: Strategies to reconcile the graduated sovereignty of northern China's eco-modernization programs. By AU YOUNG Chung Yan Samantha, 2018.
    An Environmental Rationale: Strategies to reconcile the graduated sovereignty of northern China's eco-modernization programs. By AU YOUNG Chung Yan Samantha, 2018.
    An Environmental Rationale: Strategies to reconcile the graduated sovereignty of northern China's eco-modernization programs. By AU YOUNG Chung Yan Samantha, 2018.
    An Environmental Rationale: Strategies to reconcile the graduated sovereignty of northern China's eco-modernization programs. By AU YOUNG Chung Yan Samantha, 2018.
    An Environmental Rationale: Strategies to reconcile the graduated sovereignty of northern China's eco-modernization programs. By AU YOUNG Chung Yan Samantha, 2018.
    An Environmental Rationale: Strategies to reconcile the graduated sovereignty of northern China's eco-modernization programs. By AU YOUNG Chung Yan Samantha, 2018.
    An Environmental Rationale: Strategies to reconcile the graduated sovereignty of northern China's eco-modernization programs. By AU YOUNG Chung Yan Samantha, 2018.
    An Environmental Rationale: Strategies to reconcile the graduated sovereignty of northern China's eco-modernization programs. By AU YOUNG Chung Yan Samantha, 2018.
    An Environmental Rationale: Strategies to reconcile the graduated sovereignty of northern China's eco-modernization programs. By AU YOUNG Chung Yan Samantha, 2018.