PROF. DR. SHAYER GHAFUR
PROF. DR. CATHERINE DAISY GOMES
DR. APURBA KUMER PODDAR
Farzana Akter Mim
Zannatul Fardous Nisa
The core essence of this project lies upon on the idea of WEAVING which means bonding strong connections through interconnecting threads. Our goal is to identify the strength factor of Bangkok city and weave them with strong thread so that the city may flourish and establish resiliency against many challenges.
Bangkok suffers from serious natural stress and shocks due to climate change like flooding and subsidence. It faces a number of challenges including rapid urbanization, social disparity, unadaptive housing, vulnerable tourism, connectivity and traffic. To weave Bangkok as a safe, resilient and sustainable city our team considers a comprehensive and holistic strategic approach. For the reduction of factors of flood and the mitigation of their effects an overall watershed management strategy is considered in the regional, local, and neighborhood scale through nature-based approaches in the short and long-term including canal rejuvenation, coastal and riverside reforestation and water retention techniques.
We also work with the city’s cultural identity to promote social and economic developments. Taking advantage of city’s traditional way of living we aim to provide an adequate physical environment for social, economic and recreational activities and strengthen community cohesion which facilitates a ubiquitous life in Bangkok. The three threads–ecological, economic and social—will tie up the segregated strengths together, and ensure an environmentally just, socio-economically vibrant and culturally rich resilient city.