is an internationally awarded designer with over fifteen years experience across a range of developments in Australia and the Middle East. She specialises in inter and trans-disciplinary urban design, master planning, architecture, landscape architecture, interpretation, and furniture design projects. Her works are noted for its connectivity, tactility, and a humble respect to the diversity of the human condition.
The basis of Deborah’s approach to design is one of Place Ecology. In this scenario sustainability is fully embedded into the project. It is the primary driver from inception to on-ground implementation. In ecology all is design. The interrelationship of elements, organisms, and systems deeper understanding of landscape across scales, sectors, and disciplines.
Deborah returned from Australia to join the Development Bureau (DEVB) of the HKSAR in May 2015 as Head of the Greening, Landscape, and Tree Management Section (GLTMS). Since taking up her post, has been exploring a range of policy opportunities to augment a more livable city. Key themes include:
- Landscape resilience and adaptation
- Place Ecology through Progressive Develop Development
- Biodiversity in the City
- Blue + Green Infrastructure Networks
- Urban Forestry