NAKHARA (Journal of Environmental Design and Planning)

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This paper presents the research and development of the "Master Plan of Conservation and Development of Krung Rattanakosin 2032," under the vision of "A glorious capital city of Siam Kingdom, dignified by urban heritage, blending with multi-cultural identity of the local community, and contemporary urbanism," that expresses the important stories of the area, including the story of the two capital cities of Thonburi and Krung Rattanakosin, the stories about palaces, and spatial development, through the Krung Rattanakosin urban structure and significant aspects of the cultural heritage. This paper emphasizes the importance of integrated planning through a participatory process. The results can be used to enhance conservation and development of Krung Rattanakosin by the relevant agencies. It can also be used as a guideline for other historic town conservation and development initiatives in Thailand.

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