Public space development for community empowerment: a case study of San Pa Pao, Chiang Mai


  • Teerapat Jino Faculty of Architecture and Environmental Design, Maejo University
  • Phichayapa Tammikakul Faculty of Architecture and Environmental Design, Maejo University
  • Panawat Sutthikunchon Faculty of Architecture and Environmental Design, Maejo University


Public Space, Development, community empower, participatory design


This research was conducted as a public area development of San Pa Pao, San Sai District, Chiang Mai Province. Using a user-centered design process and participatory design to serve as the community’s public place that helps build relationships and strengthen communities.The results of the research showed that the process could meet the needs of the community. It is designed keeping in mind the needs of the users and focus on solving problems in the area. It creates a good relationship between the community, government agencies and the research team. The results were obtained as a guideline to design a master plan of the San Pa Pao Municipality public area in order to create and develop for the most beneficial area, concerning government operations, promoting good quality of life for the residents of the community, and promoting activities and creating a desirable environment for the community by creating public spaces that are conductive to the use of the people in the community, which would result in the strengthened community.


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