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GFE Bangkok 2015 -Integrated Management of Urban Environment for Sustainable Development-

Last updated August 31, 2015

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Title of the Unit

GFE Bangkok: Integrated Management of Urban Environment for Sustainable Development

 

Aim and Contents

This two-week field exercise course was arranged for the graduate students of the University of Tokyo, Asian Institute of Technology, Chulalongkorn University, Thammasat University, and Mahidol University under the Interdisciplinary Consortium on Urban Environment and Health in Asia program (UEHAS) and Global Field Exercise (GFE) of Graduate Program in Sustainability Science Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI).

 

During the urban transition phase from the developing countries to the developed countries under rapid economic growth, many areas are quickly urbanized with significant changes in living standards, lifestyles, social behaviour and human health. During this phase, the environment and human community are susceptible to microbial and chemical hazards, and natural disaster. A holistic approach to environment management is needed for urban sustainable development. Integrated management of urban environment for sustainable development is a crucially challenging issue.

 

The objective of the two-week program was to allow the participants to learn about i) various environmental risks associated with urbanization and ii) environmental management in Bangkok. The program was done through the lectures and field studies. The participants were expected to propose how to manage the public health risk in Bangkok and give a presentation. This year, the participants were divided into four groups. Their final research proposals were 1) Knowledge, Perception on Air Pollution and the Preventive Behaviors among Mobile Vehicles Drivers in Bangkok, Thailand, 2) Assessing Knowledge on Urban Heat Island Phenomenon in Human Health in Bangkok, 3) Integrated Solid Waste Management of Nonthaburi Province, Thailand, 4) Assessment of Air pollution Caused by Boats in Saen Saep Canal.

 

Keywords of contentsGFE Bangkok2

Integrated management, Urban environment and health, human health risk

 

Time and Place

July 31-August 11, 2015  Bangkok, Thailand

 

Collaborating partners/ organisations

  • Interdisciplinary Consortium on Urban Environment and Health in Asia program (UEHAS)

    (Initiated by Department of Urban Engineering, and School of International Health, The University of Tokyo)

  • AIT: Environmental Technology and Management, Asian Institue of Technology
  • CU-CPHS: College of public health science, Chulalongkorn University
  • CU-Eng: Department of Environmental Engineering, Chulalongkorn Unviersity
  • MU: Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
  • SIIT: Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University

 

Related faculty members

  • Prof. Hiroaki Furumai, Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo
  • Dr. Jatuwat Sangsanont, GPSS-GLI
  • Assoc. Prof. Chavalit Ratanatamskul, Department of Environment Engineering, Chulalongkorn Univesrity 
  • Assoc. Prof. Patiparn Punyapalakul, Department of Environment Engineering, Chulalongkorn Univesrity  
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