The Key to Safe Streets: Five Cities Humanizing Street Design
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Chulalongkorn Centenary Park

Bangkok

Thailand

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Project for Public Spaces
 on 
April 22, 2019
June 25, 2019

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Why it doesn't work?

In a city that’s sinking by two centimeters a year, a park that can hold up to a million gallons of water is more than just a public space—it’s a lifeline. While Chulalongkorn Centenary Park fills the gap in green space for Bangkok residents, it is also designed to reduce the risks associated with seasonal rains, flooding, and the urban heat island effect. Located on the grounds of Chulalongkorn University, the “urban forest” features wetlands and sloped green roofs that guide excess rainfall into retention ponds. The park is also well-connected to the surrounding neighborhood and campus; it served as the impetus for new pedestrian paths and bike lanes along adjacent streets.

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