Ashley Scott Kelly

SAP: Protected areas in the Peruvian Amazon

Instructors: Ashley Scott Kelly; Adam Bobbette

At The University of Hong Kong

Course abstract

In collaboration with The South America Project, a research effort spearheaded by Harvard GSD and with a network of institutions in the Americas, this course interrogates environmental conservation and development practices in two developing contexts: Western China and the Andean Amazon. Within the last year, China has become Peru's largest trading partner. Economic growth in Peru, one of the strongest in the world, is primarily supported by its large mineral base, with Chinese investments in its mining expansion up 75% in 2011. This seminar uses this investment as ignition for a transnational study of the local battles between intensive rural development, resource extraction, and environmental conservation in the world's most biodiverse regions. Agricultural reforms in both countries have led to their present complex and unique states of conservation, equity, and definitions of protected areas. The design disciplines here explore the highly physical, formative nature of protected areas (topography, indigenous landholdings, watersheds) and related sciences (biodiversity hotspots, habitat, climate) to re-narrate these conflicts toward productive platforms for scientific, political and public debate.

Settlements along the Carretera IIRSA Norte in the Cordillera Escalera Regional Conservation Area, San Martin, Peru. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
Settlements along the Carretera IIRSA Norte in the Cordillera Escalera Regional Conservation Area, San Martin, Peru. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
HKU student research team at a meeting with Peru's Ministry of the Environment, Lima. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
HKU student research team at a meeting with Peru's Ministry of the Environment, Lima. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
Villa El Salvador, a key case study from John Turner's research on incremental housing. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
Villa El Salvador, a key case study from John Turner's research on incremental housing. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
Shade tree nursery for ACOPAGRO agricultural cooperative that manages the Martin Sagrado Conservation Concession, Juanhui, San Martin, Peru. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
Shade tree nursery for ACOPAGRO agricultural cooperative that manages the Martin Sagrado Conservation Concession, Juanhui, San Martin, Peru. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
HKU student research team with ECOAN (NGO) and Conservation International staff at a nursery outside Alto Mayo Protected Forest, San Martin, Peru. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
HKU student research team with ECOAN (NGO) and Conservation International staff at a nursery outside Alto Mayo Protected Forest, San Martin, Peru. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
7,000 hectare oil palm plantation, formerly primary forest, on the administrative border of San Martin and Loreto, Peru. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
7,000 hectare oil palm plantation, formerly primary forest, on the administrative border of San Martin and Loreto, Peru. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
Deforestation near Dos de Mayo, San Martin, Peru. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
Deforestation near Dos de Mayo, San Martin, Peru. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
HKU students boarding a boat for a two day journey into the Martin Sagrado Conservation Concession. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
HKU students boarding a boat for a two day journey into the Martin Sagrado Conservation Concession. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
HKU students with PUR (NGO) at Santa Rosa Botanical Garden, San Martin, Peru. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
HKU students with PUR (NGO) at Santa Rosa Botanical Garden, San Martin, Peru. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
Students visiting a conservation checkpoint at Martin Sagrado Conservation Concession. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
Students visiting a conservation checkpoint at Martin Sagrado Conservation Concession. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
Ending point of "bimodal" IIRSA Norte highway at the Port of Yurimaguas on a major tributary of the Amazon River. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
Ending point of "bimodal" IIRSA Norte highway at the Port of Yurimaguas on a major tributary of the Amazon River. By Ashley Scott Kelly, 2012.
By HAN Qin, 2012.
By HAN Qin, 2012.
By WU Junqing Jessie, 2012.
By WU Junqing Jessie, 2012.
By ZHANG Yucong Viola, 2012.
By ZHANG Yucong Viola, 2012.