Resilient Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

City/Town/Village: Bangkok
County/Province/District (Name of): n/a
Sub-national State: n/a
Country: Thailand
Language: English
Spatial Distinction: Urban
Level of Government: Metropolitan Area
Population: 8,305,218
Population Range: 5 million - 19.9 million
Policy Type: Plans
Food Systems Sector(s): food acquisition, preparation and consumption; food and organic waste management; food production
Year of Adoption: 2017
Adopting Government Department(s): Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)
Lead Implementing Entity: Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)
Supporting Entity: 100 Resilient Cities (Rockefeller Foundation)
Additional Supporting Entity: 50 Bangkok district offices of BMA, ADPC; AECOM and Resilient Melbourne Office, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, BMA Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning, City Planning, Public works and Education Department of BMA, Culture, Sport and Tourism Development Deltares and other up-stream city offices, Department of City Planning, Department of Drainage and Sewerage; Department of Health, Department of Land transport of Ministry of Transport, Department of Land Transport; Department of Traffic and Transport; District Offices, Drainage and Sewerage Department and Local District Offices of BMA, Drainage and Sewerage Department of BMA, Drainage and Sewerage Department, Drainage and Sewerage, Environment Department, Environmental Sanitation and Health Department of BMA; Environmental Sanitation of BMA; Finance Department, Fire and Rescue Department of BMA, Fire and Rescue Department, Graduate School of Environmental Development Administration, Graduate School of Environmental Development; Health Department of BMA, Health Department, Health Promotion Division, Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute; Institute for Urban Disease Control, Institute of Urban Disease Control of Ministry of Public Health, and Private Health units, Local District Offices of BMA, Local District Offices, Mahidol University; Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Public Health; Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Ministry of the Interior Ministry of Tourism and Sports; Ministry of Transport, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) National Institute of Development; Office of Public Park, Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board; Office of the Royal Projects Board; Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning, Pollution Control Department, Public Health Law Centre, Public Works Department and Local District Offices, Public Works Department, Research Institutes and Automobile Companies, Royal Irrigation Department, Royal Thai Police; Social Development Department, Strategy and Evaluation Department - BMA, Strategy and Evaluation Department, Swisse Re, Thai Health Promotion Foundation; Thai Meteorological Department; Thai Traffic Police; Thammasat university; the Department of Land transport of Ministry of Transport; The National Water Resources Board, The Thai Chamber of Commerce; Traffic and Transportation Department of BMA, Traffic and Transportation Department, Wattana District Office and Klong Teoy District Office
Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: 100 Resilient Cities (100RC)
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Policy Outcome:

In response to the impacts of urbanization, globalization, and climate change on the now prospering city, the Resilient Bangkok Strategy was introduced. This strategy is composed of three action categories: Increasing Quality of Life, Reducing Risk and Increasing Adaptation, and Driving a Strong and Competitive Economy, to address the threats to Bangkok's resilience outlined in the strategy. Through action-driven goals, the Resilience Bangkok Strategy set out to address these threats and several other challenges to the city's resilience such as the following:
-Insufficient public transportation and traffic congestion costs
-Poor waste management strategies and challenges related to water purification and groundwater challenges
-Health and income inequalities of residents and migrants
In the food sector, this plan seeks to promote development of agriculture through implementing urban agriculture and sustainable farming practices on preserved farmland in the city. The planned action seeks to maximize multiple land-use and co-benefits of farming through residential areas that increase economic value and earning of urban farming, and preserve the land for ecological service and water storage. Additional efforts in the food sector seek to promote healthy living for residents through raising awareness of poor eating habits that contribute to the health complications residents of Bangkok face. Since initiation of the strategy, coordinators have developed key partnerships and created action timelines for 60 projects that will help reach the above goals. The projects of the strategy function to support The Bangkok Vision 2032 “Bangkok: Vibrant of Asia,” an overarching vision for the city’s future.

Policy Keywords: CO2 reduction; adaptation; agriculture; community; conservation; disaster mitigation; disparities; economic development; entrepreneur(s); environmental protection; farmland preservation; finance; flood risk; food production; food waste diversion; green space; inclusive development; land use; land use plan/planning; land use planning; parks; policy; public health; recycling; resilience; solid waste management; sustainability; sustainable agriculture; tourism; transportation; urban agriculture; urban farmer; waste management; wastewater; water; water access; water conservation