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MEETINGS 2013-2017

415th Meeting : Tuesday, 14 March 2017, ""Past Presenting": Heritage based Urban Development in Chiang Mai". 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017.

A Talk by Acharn Komson Teeraparbwong.   

The Talk:

Attempts 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 conventional/universal approach.

The Speaker:    

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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