The Journal of Transdisciplinary Environmental Studies' (TES)
Volume 4, Number 1, October. 2005

ISSN 1602-2297

Research into Urban Development and Cognitive Capital in Thailand

Gustavo Ribeiro
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

Abstract: This paper presents a reflection on the development of field studies activities in Thailand in connection with a research project on current patterns of urbanisation and environmental management. The argument focuses on the issue of the acquisition of knowledge and introduces the concept of cognitive capital. A brief case study is presented looking at issues faced by street vendors in central Bangkok.

Keywords: Informal economy, urban development, Thailand

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