The Regional Science Association International (RSAI)
Founded in 1954, the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) is an international community of scholars interested in the regional impacts of national or global processes of economic and social change. The work of RSAI draws on the expertise of many different disciplines and this multi-disciplinary approach helps to facilitate new theoretical insights for tackling regional problems. In turn this provides an increasing opportunity for academics within the Association to engage more fully with planners and policy makers. Building on a strong foundation of quantitative methods, regional science is at the cutting edge of research into new model design for regional analysis and impact assessment.
Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University
The Faculty of Architecture and Planning at Thammasat University (Thammasat University is Thailand's second oldest university. Officially inaugurated on 27 June 1934 at Tha Phra Chan on the Rattanakosin Island and on the Bank of the Chao Phraya River) has evolved continuously since its foundation in 1999, and played a significant role in this emerging design-research environment in Thailand’s architectural education. Following the university’s policy to be a leading university at the national and international levels, the Faculty of Architecture and Planning aims to support and develop research work from the cross-disciplinary approach, and to create a culture of research and design innovation with a balance between theory and practice. For a decade, it has educated many design leaders and practitioners in various fields of built environment.