TRANSFERRING LEARNED KNOWLEDGE FROM THE BANG PLEE NEW TOWN OF THAILAND: CONCEPTS AND POLICIES
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CHAWEEWAN DENPAIBOON, PORNCHAI JANTAWORN, PATTAMON SELANON, YANISA BOONNUN
This study aims to analyze the socioeconomic impacts on spatial patterns of growth as well as urban land management, efficiency, and productivity of urban centers, and to study a changing house type of sites and services in Bang Plee New Town along with an examination concerning a relation of the theme of community creation in New Town. The study is based on primary and secondary data sources. Primary data was collected through face-to-face household head questionnaire surveys and field observation. After a vigorous analysis of primary and secondary data and information, the study suggested that the sites and services scheme became the byword for solving the problem of high-rise settlements. There are a vast diverse of sites and services schemes, ranging from the subdivided plot to a serviced plot of land. Complete serviced house by government sectors is not possible or affordable by most low-income families. Therefore, the focus is shifted from supplying a fully serviced house to providing only serviced land. The key of this approach is the use of internal resources, particularly, the beneficiaries, sweat equity and others such as community, financial, etc., in the actual construction and development of the houses. The sites and services scheme has emphasized that housing is a basic need of people and that investment in housing has an important role to play in the economic and social development of the country.
lesson learn, New Town, sites and services, concepts and policies