Ashley Scott Kelly

Frameworks, systems design

The Road to Dawei
Environmental governance and advocacy planning in southern Myanmar (2015-16)

Ongoing research with the University of Hong Kong.

With Dorothy Tang and Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).
"The Road to Dawei" is an advocacy infrastructure planning project that addresses development impacts via environmental policy and physical implementation scenario-building. The simultaneously planned and under construction Dawei-Kanchanaburi Road Link connects Dawei, Myanmar to Bangkok across critical forest habitat and a culturally rich landscape just emerging from ethnic civil war into a new industrial and agricultural development paradigm. Weak environmental and development regulation requires multi-pronged approaches. Our planning project consists of three components: Promoting ecosystem services along the road; strategies for locating points of critical wildlife connectivity where data is scarce; and promoting sustainable road construction technologies. All three comprise a transcalar approach, from construction details to specific site strategies, landscape and transboundary planning. The landscape design team included policy specialists, ecologists, infrastructure planners, GIS specialists, and computer programmers to model scenarios and propose alternative construction practices to minimize environmental damage and fragmentation of critical wildlife corridors. The work is used to build institutional capacity and regional and national levels of government, the road builder, and civil society groups.

Government officials touring land use change and road development in Tanintharyi
Government officials touring land use change and road development in Tanintharyi
Direct and indirect impacts of the Dawei Road
Direct and indirect impacts of the Dawei Road
3D-printed model of environmental mitigation and road design
3D-printed model of environmental mitigation and road design
3D-printed model of environmental mitigation and road design
3D-printed model of environmental mitigation and road design
3D-printed model of environmental mitigation and road design
3D-printed model of environmental mitigation and road design
Reports authored with Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Reports authored with Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Predicting species movement for conservation planning and road design
Predicting species movement for conservation planning and road design
Predicting species movement for conservation planning and road design
Predicting species movement for conservation planning and road design
Design manual for sustainable road construction
Design manual for sustainable road construction
Design manual for sustainable road construction
Design manual for sustainable road construction