Campus planning for sustainable development from a Buddhist perspective : case study: developments of regional public universities in Thailand

  • Komgrij Thanapet

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

This thesis is about the concept of Sustainable Development and its application in Thailand. Whilst many people and Thai Government itself accept the need for sustainable development as an integral part of the country's future, there is no clear consensus on what the application of sustainable development will actually mean for Thailand. Up until this point in time the most common referent for sustainable development in Thailand has been the United NationsĀ“ "Our Common Future" and "Agenda 21". Even though this document contains many broad principles that are applicable, there are significant differences in Thai context, which require alternatives to be proposed. Buddhism supplies a Thai point of departure for such an alternative. This thesis purposes that the principle of Buddhism such as Arriyacca, Patticca-Samuppada, Tri- Lakkha and etc. are entirely appropriate for application on the Thai socio-environment development. This discussion is a key part of this thesis. As a mean of verification and of applied example, the last section of the thesis looks specifically at growth patterns of areas and spaces in "Central Academic Area" (CAD) in the main campuses of regional public-universities of Thailand.
Date of Award2002
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Canberra
SupervisorAndrew Metcalf (Supervisor)

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