Urban administration and development

BMA ramps up plant management in urban areas [Video]

Staying with the environment, trees in the capital city are now better managed as the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is making an effort to equip its staff with more comprehensive ways to take care of plants in urban areas.Keep watching ...

MEA enters joint venture to develop Smart Metro Grid

The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) is embarking on a joint venture to install smart meters for some 33,000 households in a move to pilot the government’s smart city initiative.MEA governor Keerapat Jiamset said on Friday (January 17) that the authority had signed a memorandum of ...

The Nation Reporter

With few green spaces, Bangkok plants Asia's biggest rooftop farm

Bangkok’s Thammasat University, one of the oldest in Thailand, has a new claim to fame: Asia’s largest urban rooftop farm.The 7,000 sq mt (75,000 sq ft) space mimics rice terraces in northern Thailand and can help curb some of the impacts of climate change, such ...

Rina Chandran

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

Thailand: Building a Sustainable Future

Skyscrapers in Bangkok don’t hold the title of the country’s tallest building for long. Completed in 2016, King Power MahaNakhon held the record for a while, only to be replaced by the 70-floor Magnolias Waterfront Residences, which now stands the tallest. It’s a monument to ...

Smart city scheme tempts 20 candidates

Twenty cities in nine provinces have submitted proposals to apply for the government’s smart city project, according to the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (Depa).The nine provinces are Phuket, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Bangkok, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chachoengsao, Yala and Nakhon Ratchasima.Keep reading ...

Komsan Tortermvasana

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 ...

BMA appeals for trees for green Bangkok project

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is seeking public donations of trees for its project to turn the capital green by next year.Chatree Watanakhachorn, director of the BMA’s Environment Department, said the project is part of the prime minister’s policy to have government agencies in the capital ...

The Nation Reporter

Preventing climate change in the face of urbanisation

Urbanisation in Southeast Asia is increasing at an overwhelming pace, at a rate five times that of the rest of the world. Cities where people migrate to work and live are getting overcrowded. By 2030, the urban population in the region is projected to increase ...

Dumrongkiat Mala

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