LAT PRAO CANAL
Informal Canal Communities on the floodline Thailand is among the countries most impacted by the long-term effects of climate change, a big part of the risks being floods. Sea level rise and increased rainfall pose a serious threat to its capital Bangkok, and the Lat Prao canal communities which live near the city’s main drainage waterways. To alleviate the living conditions of over 6,000 households that live in the area, PCN is working with the government on a $76 million project to rebuild homes and put up embankments to protect both the community and the city from flooding. Though temporary, the fix is an opportunity to improve climate resiliency of these low-income houses on the long run by creating human-centered landscape solutions, running educational programs about flood-resilient design and raising public awareness on environmental issues.
Porous City Network