City Development

“City development”, the core concepts is to included EVERYONE

“City development”, the most significant aspect is to follow the core concepts stated below. 1. For All – taking into account all groups of people 2. Accessibility – Equal access 3. Independently – Everyone has their independent life and is capable of living freely. 4. Inclusivity – We’re all living together The city will then be turned into a city that allows all people to live and develop themselves. This is urban and sustainable human development.

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“Raised Crosswalk” – the better standard

In the present, there exists various innovations and technology that could slow down vehicles on the street. Nevertheless, I give an emphasis on accident “prevention” before it occurs, to which I would like to refer as “Active Safety.” For this reason, minimum standard requirements have been established as follows: 1. There must always be a speed bump in front of a crosswalk. The speed bump must be able to make the driver experience “bumping” to warn them beforehand.

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Everyone Should Feel Safe in Public Space Across the Country. FIX IT URGENTLY!

ภาพ ซาบะกำลังเข้นรถข้ามถนน แยกอนุสาวรีย์ชัยฯ

Everyone must have equal entitlement to public space. Such a mundane and uninteresting, “It’s not my problem”–you may think. Public space in Thailand should enable everyone to commute easily. This is just not the case, basic infrastructures like walkways, overpasses, public transport, and buildings simply “didn’t consider build for everyone”–this is sad but true.

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Asoke Intersection is not the same anymore…

In one of my recent fieldworks, I mentioned to the (city development) team the issues with crosswalk that tarnishes and wears out quickly. Most likely from all the pollutants such as dust and dirt. The amount of traffic and the multiple ongoing construction projects are the likely culprit. So I asked them if they could do something about it and keep the crosswalk clean.

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‘Asoke Intersection’ would soon welcome people for ALL with unprecedented convenience, safety, and equality. (Bangkok City’s Gentrification pilot project)

9 January 2021 “Accessibility Is Freedom” and “Infrastructure Thailand”, as civilian participants, joined with Bangkok Metropolitan Administrator (BMA) spearheaded by its young and visionary spokesman, Khun Earth (Mr. Pongsakorn Kwanmuang). We explored by foots throughout the vibrant Asoke Intersection, the heart and busiest part of this area. The agenda was how to design streets so that people of all ages and physical conditions could make a perfectly safe and convenient crossing. Asoke Intersection has been a place of our movements for many times. So we quite have an insights and practical recommendations to share. Detail what we’ve done plan:

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