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โครงการวิจัยเพื่อส่งเสริมและรักษาการดำเนินชีวิตของผู้อยู่อาศัยกลุ่มเปราะบางในคลองเตย l Protecting the livelihood of vulnerable residents in Klong Toey, Bangkok, Thailand.
AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants

Principle Investigator:
Professor Karim Hadjri (University of Sheffield, UK)
Assist. Prof. Soranart Sinuraibhan, Ph.D. (Kasetsart University, Thailand)
Research members: 
Isaiah Durosaiye, Ph.D. (University of Sheffield, UK)
Satwinder Samra (University of Sheffield, UK)
Assist. Prof. Supreeya Wungpatcharapon, Ph.D. (Kasetsart University, Thailand)
Assist. Prof. Saithiwa Ramasoot, Ph.D. (Kasetsart University, Thailand)
Sutida Sattayakorn, Ph.D. (Kasetsart University, Thailand)
Nitaya Promporchuenboon (Promjai Development Foundation, Thailand)
The research is funded as a part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) for arts and humanities researchers and aims to respond to unanticipated urgent research needs in order to contribute to international development policy or practice. This project was developed under the collaboration agreement between Faculty of Architecture, Kasetsart University and the School of Architecture, The University of Sheffield.
The aim of this project is to support a low-income people-led initiative as a result of a precarious housing situation they are facing, which is also threatening their welfare given that most residents and particularly older people depend on their housing for their livelihood. The goal is to address the threat of eviction of low-income residents in Klong Toey and to create a positive collaborative strength between low- income stakeholders, community organisations, policy-makers, and housing developers. This will be done by promoting and implementing bottom-up advocacy through architectural design research to develop a housing and livelihood toolkit, which provides a humane approach to managing unintended consequences of rehousing and resettlement policies in the Global South. The outcome is to co-produce a housing and livelihood toolkit for low-income live-work housing that sustains livelihood, and to provide redevelopment and relocation solutions through bottom-up advocacy.