Dr. NAPONG RUGKHAPAN, Assistant Professor
Program Director, Ph.D. program
Napong Tao Rugkhapan is a lecturer at the School of Global Studies, Thammasat University in Thailand. An urban planner by training, he is primarily interested in the technopolitics of urban planning and design, investigating instances of contestation brought about by technocratic planning tools, such as mapmaking, zoning, architectural guidelines, and building codes. His other research interests include comparative urban theory, circulation of planning ideas, and vernacular urban architecture in Southeast Asia.
TU102 Social life skills (Built Environment module)
GS211 Social inquiry
GS263 Sustainable transformations
GS264 Design thinking for public social services
GS611 Design thinking
Rugkhapan, N. T. (forthcoming). Authoritarian urbanism: space, law, and state exceptionalism in Bangkok’s historic district. In N. Koch (Ed.), Spatializing Authoritarianism. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.
Rugkhapan, N. T. (2020). Reseeing Chinatown cartographic response and neighborhood reinvention. Urban Geography, 41(4), 573-606.
Rugkhapan, N. T., & Murray, M. J. (2019). Songdo IBD (International Business District): experimental prototype for the city of tomorrow? International Planning Studies, 24(3-4), 272-292.
Rugkhapan, N. T. (2016). Unseeing Chinatown: Universal zoning, planning abstraction and space of difference. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 40(3), 601-620.
Rugkhapan, N. T. (2015). Mapping the historic city: Mapmaking, preservation zoning, and violence. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 33(5), 869-888.
Ph.D. (Urban and Regional Planning)
University of Michigan, USA
M.Sc. (International Planning)
University College London, UK
B.A. (International Relations and History of Art and Architecture)
Brown University, USA
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