- 1 - 9 ก.พ. 2563
- Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok Design Week 2020
1 – 9 February 2020
As reported by the UN's World Population Prospects 2019, by 2050 the world’s population will reach 9.7 billon. Today’s proportion of global population living in urban areas is expected to rise from 55% to 68%. There must be an increasing number of cities and urban areas to accommodate over 6 billion people. City dwellers worldwide will live amid predictable and unpredictable challenges, caused by climate change, economic crisis, disasters, cultural shift towards modernity and impact of tourism as well as temporary and permanent migration. Considering all of the above scenarios, an idea of inclusive urban management for quality of life begins to grow. Even so, to develop cities sustainably, we need to enhance their capacity for ‘resilience’. Simply put, the ‘resilient cities’ must have the ability to absorb disturbing shocks and still be able to maintain their systems. It is necessary for public and private sectors to adopt a fresh perspective to approach urban problems and to facilitate property development aimed at promoting growth of different industries. Mutual tolerance for others, safety and access to public services are also essential. Moreover, a favorable working environment that well caters for collaboration across the board is of fundamental importance to enable the cities to survive and to thrive during upheavals.
To this day, Bangkok has been through tough times just like other cities around the world. No one can predict how difficult will the challenges be in the coming years. It’s not fair to let the young generations shoulder all the responsibilities for the future. Bangkok Design Week 2020 (BKKDW 2020), which will be held between 1-9 February 2020, tackles the theme of Resilience: New Potential for Living, as an intellectual playground for creative people, government agencies, business enterprises to show a collective effort to lay down the building blocks of resilience capacity for Bangkok. Despite this collaboration, it will make no significant impact on the city of Bangkok in the short run, potential ideas from a local working group and relevant stakeholders will be clarified and in the end be able to prepare Bangkok for whatever the future brings.