Thailand Documents
THAILAND - Baan Mankong: Thailand's national, people-driven, collective housing program - Oct 2019
This report describes CODI’s work supporting different types and different aspects of community-driven and collective housing, in urban and rural areas, across Thailand. The report was prepared to present in a two-day symposium on collective housing in Asia, which was hosted by CODI and jointly organized by CODI, ACHR and the Switzerland-based NGO urbaMonde, in October 2019.
THAILAND - Chum Saeng CAN Workshop - Aug 2016
This is a report from the regional Community Architects Network (CAN) workshop that was organized in the city of Chum Saeng, in Nakhon Sawan Province, in Thailand, in August 2016.
THAILAND - Leave no one behind: community-driven urban development in Thailand - 2016
This article, written by Nausica Castanas, Ploy Kasama Yamtree, Batan Yoswadee Sonthichai and Quentin Batréau, describes some aspects of the community-driven Baan Mankong housing program in Thailand, and was published as an IIED Working Paper in December 2016.
THAILAND - Bang Bua canal upgrading guidebook - Sept 2013
A team of Thai community architects produced this illustrated guide book to the upgrading of the informal settlements along the Bang Bua Canal in Bangkok - a large project which is still underway. Bang Bua is one of the most often-visited and most inspiring of the hundreds of community-planned and community-built settlement upgrading projects around Thailand that are being supported by CODI's Baan Mankong program. The book was produced in September 2013.
THAILAND - Trusting that people can do it - Sept 2012
This is a keynote essay, written by Somsook Boonyabancha, that was included in the catalogue of the "Design with the Other 90%" exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City, held in 2012. The exhibition featured drawings, photos, models and video clips of the community-driven upgrading of communities along the Bang Bua Canal in Bangkok.
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