Meeting : Tuesday, 14 March 2017, ""Past Presenting": Heritage based Urban Development in
14 March 2017.
A Talk by Acharn Komson Teeraparbwong.
for heritage-based urban development in Chiang Mai have become focused
upon two projects. One is based in the Nimmanhemin area; the other
proposes Chiang Mai as a UNESCO World Heritage Project. The talk will
focus upon the speaker’s experience working with both projects. The
first is a community-based group within the trendy area of "H.I.P.
Nimmanhemin", which was once a small residential enclave. The other is
an on-going project, founded on strategic ideas within the UNESCO
framework, in search of significant values within the historic
settlement of Chiang Mai. The talk will identify urban development
issues for Chiang Mai. It will also present the ongoing dialogue
between one contemporary approach by a local community, and another
that is formulated from governmental policies that adopt a more
Asst. Professor Komson is head of the international program (B.Sc. Integrated Design in Emerging
Architecture) at the Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University. He
studied architecture at Chulalongkorn University, and received a Royal
Thai Scholarship to study Architecture & Urban Design at the
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia
University in New York and the Graduate Program at the Architectural
Association in London. His academic background and interests are in the
theory and practice of principles of Urban Design, Place-making and
Community Planning. He specializes in the role of urban built
environments that cause or create the socio-spatial production of city
characteristics and its transformation of the contemporary urban
lifeworld. His academic works include urban studies in Chiang Mai,
Southeast Asia and around the world.
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