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24/11/2016 - Séminaire : « Sinking Bangkok ? Living with water, in the past, present, and future »

Chercheurs invités, Séminaire
 NIRAMON KULSRISOMBAT / Séminaire de l'IAO 
24 novembre 2016
 de 14h à 15h30

Lieu(x) :

Site Descartes - 15 parvis René Descartes
Salle de réunion de l’IAO (R66)
Niramon Kulsrisombat (Urban Design and Development Center, Université de Chulalongkorn, Bangkok, Thailande), chercheur au Collegium en 2015-2016, participe au séminaire de l'IAO (institut d'Asie orientale) avec une intervention sur l'urbanisme de Bangkok.

Plus d'informations ici.

Résumé (source : site de l'IAO):
Bangkok was once representative of Asia’s water-based civilization. Located in a tropical and low-lying land of the Chao Phraya river basin, Bangkok developed harmonious relationships with its geo-climatic conditions. In the past, annual floods and high tides were welcomed by local farmers as supplementary irrigation. The land was painstakingly prepared for receiving water by digging canals and raising houses on piles.
Unfortunately, Bangkok lost most of its distinctive characters in the rapid urbanization process. Since the 1960s, many waterways have been replaced by roads in the urban areas, while agricultural lands wereturned into suburban housing. Uncoordinated modern urban development clashes with natural conditions, causing floods of alarming magnitude.
After an analysis of this situation, various attempts to alleviate the problem will be presented as they appear in the third revised Bangkok Comprehensive Plan to preserve and increase the water retention areas.
 
 

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Mise à jour le 23 novembre 2016
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