Author: Napong Tao Rugkhapan

  • Napong Tao Rugkhapan

    Napong Tao Rugkhapan is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. He is a geographer of urban planning broadly interested in the geographic implications of planning intervention. In particular, he is interested in the technopolitics of urban design and planning, which he defines as the political contestations over knowledge-laden, spatial instruments – maps, zoning, building codes, architectural guidelines. His intention is to expose their ideological, political underpinnings that legitimate planning intervention. His other research interests include comparative urban theory; cross-context circulation of planning ideas; gentrification and inner-city revitalization; and urban architectural heritage.