Chair of the Graduate program in Design and Planning at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)
Principal, Urban Sense Lab
Kanjanee Budthimedhee is the Chair of the Graduate program in Design and Planning at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), and principal of the Urban Sense Lab which aims to drive sensitive-innovative city development for all. She received a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the US in 2003, and has been teaching Architecture and Urban planning in the School of Architecture and Design of KMUTT (Thailand) since 1994. In 2004 she received a research grant from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to analyze tourism for community sustainable development, in which she introduced an urban cycling as a transportation alternative in Bangkok. Since then she is focused on studying practical ways for urban cycling to work as a real choice for Thai cities. Working with her graduate students, she has helped to plan a bicycle network for Chinat bicycle friendly city. She has recently co-founded the 3C project (Cycling – Canal – Community), a bicycle route project to revive the canal metropolis of Bangkok. The project is a collaboration of communities, city lovers, cycling fans, and canal settlers who believe in sustainable and resilient urban development, creating healthy communities, better grassroot economies and urban environments.