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De Facto Urban Regeneration: A Case Study of Chiang Mai City, Thailand

  • Niramon Kulsrisombat
Part of the cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 7)

Abstract

Urban regeneration has been used as a means to address the decline of many urban areas. The problems include new social trends resulting from demographic change, the decentralization of people and jobs, and the move out of the city of younger and more able populations. A number of other problems include the continued physical deterioration of urban environments, the physical decay of towns and cities that results in a serious underutilization of scarce resources and creates pressure for the expansion of urban areas, and the decay or obsolescence of urban social and economic infrastructure. These urban problems are complex and interconnected by nature, and thus cannot be solved by a single-sector or singleagency approach. According to (2000), urban regeneration is defined as “comprehensive and integrated vision and action which leads to the resolution of urban problems and which seeks to bring about a lasting improvement in the economic, physical and environmental condition of an area that has been subject to change.” This implies an overall strategic framework for city-wide development and a departure from previous methods such as urban renewal, urban rehabilitation, or urban redevelopment which used short-term, fragmented, and project-based development. Significant elements of urban regeneration are described below.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niramon Kulsrisombat
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  1. 1.Department of Urban and Regional Planning Faculty of ArchitectureChulalongkorn UniversityJapan

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