Urban administration and development

Urban development trends

In times of crisis, Bangkok is finding space to grow its own food

In a neighbouring province of the Thai capital, in one of the metropolis’ hottest and most polluted industrial zones is not an obvious place to start a farming enterprise.But above the dusty, busy streets in Samut Sakhon, a concrete space that before had done little ...

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 ...

Bridge to a healthier future

Bangkok’s massive makeover is about to begin ahead of its 250th anniversary as the Thai capital with the Phra Pok Klao Skypark crossing the Chao Phraya River.  Making use of an aborted Lavalin Skytrain span – the centre lane of Phra Pok Klao Bridge, which ...

Phatarawadee Phataranawik

Bangkok among top Asian e-commerce cities

Bangkok is among the leading commerce cities in Asia, according to the latest white paper on the top such cities, YCP Solidiance announced yesterday.“Top E-commerce Cities in Asia”, aims to shed light on the significance of the e-commerce landscape in Asia, and how it has ...

The Nation Reporter

Consumerism in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia’s rapid urbanisation and increasing affluence has led to concerns about the growth of consumerism and its impact on sustainability. Consumerism is the constant purchasing of goods and services not termed as needs such as food, water, clothing and shelter and follows changing trends ...

The race for the river

Iconsiam is the newest pinnacle of progress on the Chao Phraya, but more is on the way, and some observers are nervousThe spectacular, celebrity-studded opening of Iconsiam, Bangkok’s latest palace of consumerism, lit up the sky over the Chao Phraya River last weekend, further propelling ...

Phatarawadee Phataranawik

Creating the virtuous circle

While a growing population and robust economic growth rate are desired by many, the consequences of such drastic developments can take a toll on society and the environment, as seen through rising pollution, rampant poverty and resource scarcity. Keep reading ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

Infrastructure hikes land prices

Property Developers are looking for land in four locations next to the planned Bt500-bn infrastructure network of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), say market experts.Asides from the close proximity, these areas come with the convenience of modern living including shopping areas, efficient transportation, hospitality venues, ...

Somluck Srimalee

Reordering the landscape

The year 2020 will see a confluence of transformations for Bangkok. From its roots as a small trading post to a modern capital full of business opportunities, culture and vices, the face of Bangkok will be altered again over the next two years, hopefully for ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand’s Khon Kaen and Phuket recognised for their smart-city projects

Carrying out smart-city transformations is feasible when emerging technologies and innovation are leveraged to make cities more liveable and its residents to be forward-looking. The winning projects showcased best practices of urban innovation focusing on use of technology.Keep reading ...

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