What Can We Learn from Thailand’s Approach to Urban Development?
Subsidies, housing grants, educational programs and the leveraging of economies of scale are being used to benefit poor urban dwellers.
Urbanization can become an effective fulcrum of development if opportunities and benefits trickle down and reach society’s most vulnerable sectors. Unfortunately, there is a tendency to overlook the welfare of the people, particularly their access to basic social services.
At the 2016 Asian Development Bank-Asian Think Tank Development Forum in New Delhi, Nonarit Bisonyabut, research fellow at the Thailand Development Research Institute Foundation, shares the experience of Thailand in dealing with the challenges of sustainable urbanization.
Thailand, Environment, Urban development
Last updated: February 2017
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