Sustainable Campus Town Development in Suburban Area of Bangkok, Thailand

  • Pawinee Iamtrakul Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University
  • I-soon Raungratanaamporn Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University
Keywords: Campus town, Sustainable development, Suburban area


The importance of university establishment is not aimed only increasing the educational
level to young generation by providing specific knowledge, professional skills, or enhancing
high-level of training facilities in order to raise skills of people for serving national job
market, but also indirectly improving local economy and job opportunities for local
people who are living nearby area of university. Therefore, it must be planned to meet
the goal of urban development and sustaining the quality of life of the people, especially
the suburban area of Bangkok, Thailand. Incorporating with the growth of mega city, the
establishment of different university should not only consistent with regional planning
and development in accordance to National Economic and Social Development Planning
scheme, but should be complying with provincial and community development. However,
university has been stimulating community development in all dimensions both positive
and negative impacts. Urban problematics such as heavy traffic congestion, immigrations,
safety and isolation between the “old-liver” and the “new-comer” had been induced in
this area. Thus, campus master planning should be designed to create a node of urban
intensification with pedestrian friendly environment which will not only encourage more
compact development in the neighboring areas, but also provides health, environmental,
and economic benefits.


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Iamtrakul, P., & Raungratanaamporn, I.- soon. (2018). Sustainable Campus Town Development in Suburban Area of Bangkok, Thailand. nternational ournal of uilding, rban, nterior and andscape echnology (BUILT), 6, 39-52. etrieved from

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