Bangkok occupies 75th place in ranking of smart cities

Bangkok ranks 75th out of 102 cities worldwide in smart city rankings, according to the IMD Smart City (SCI) Index for 2019.It’s the first edition of the index, jointly commissioned by the World Competitiveness Center’s Smart City Observatory, under the IMD Business School in Switzerland ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

ASEAN’s megacities in danger

As megacities emerge across the globe, the ones in Asia remain among the fastest growing and cheapest places to build. These cities will continue to grow in size and affluence, due to ever-increasing urban populations. The United Nations (UN) describe megacities as urban areas with ...

Liyana Hasnan

Thailand's famed 'Rose of the North' is wilting

CHIANG MAI — This 700-year-old city nestled in a green valley of northern Thailand has long enjoyed a story-book reputation for its myriad Buddhist monasteries and charming wooden homes, the delicate manners of its citizens and a tranquillity hardly ruffled by its temple bells.Keep reading ...

Khon Kaen takes lead in Thailand's race to smarten up

Khon Kaen has been chosen to be the government’s model smart city for other provinces to learn from. Last Saturday (Oct 13), Khon Kaen hosted the Smart City Expo 2018, an event designed to showcase a variety of projects aimed at achieving the goal. Known as ...

Muang Yasothon get WWF honour for green initiatives

Muang Yasothon was crowned the Thai winner in the 2017 One Planet City Challenge international sustainable city competition. The Challenge, organised by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), saw 132 cities from 23 countries competing. Keep reading ...

Kornrawee Panyasuppakun

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