Slum communities in the Global South often lack public space, but quite a few organizations have launched creative initiatives around the world to create, reclaim, restore, and amplify public space. Read on to see successful examples from Nairobi, Lagos, Mumbai, Jakarta, and Mexico City, and join us on URB.im to learn more.
If the notion of urban Thailand evokes images of Bangkok – and Bangkok only – that is no accident. Aside from impacts of tourism branding, Thailand, like many other countries in the region, has a high level of urban primacy.
Chiang Mai is a perfect example of one of those cities and has had to innovate and make policy changes to accommodate both the local population and the growing number of tourists. The city is not only an important regional economic hub but has a rich cultural heritage and has a growing tourism industry, which attracts over 5 million visitors a year.