Community Participations in Comprehensive Planning of Amphawa District, Thailand


  • Wannasilpa Peerapun Faculty of Architecture, Chulalonkorn University, Thailand



The aim of this article was to discuss community participations in comprehensive planning of Amphawa District, Thailand, which targeted for the year 2030. There were two objectives of the study: to discuss the effectiveness of community participations and to discuss the future land use plan. The planning methodology integrated several community participation activities into the traditional comprehensive planning process. The result of the study revealed that community participations helped reduce difficulties and save time. In terms of future land uses, several conservation related zones were designated to conserve local natural and cultural heritages and agricultural areas.

Keywords: Community participations; Comprehensive planning; Amphawa District

eISSN 2398-4279 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 


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