AITE Workshop

 Title: Mainstreaming Green Economy in Sustainable Urban Community: Lessons Learned from Urban Community in Pathumthani

Background: Green economy minimizes environmental impact while maximizing economic, social, and cultural benefits. A sustainable urban community is designed to meet the needs of its residents while protecting the environment. This session will focus on the lesson learned from the urban Pathumthani community on the process of integrating green economic principles into the planning and development of the urban community.

Expected audience: Interested AIT faculty, staff, students, alumni, partners and clients, and other guests.

Program schedule: The following is the program schedule for the session:




13.00 – 13.15



13.15 – 13.45

A voice from the Community


–   Background and history of the community

–   Participation in pro-poor urban housing development and local livelihoods improvement

–   Case study: Pathumtani Model – Baan Mam Kong Project

–   Community SDGs development prospect:

SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities, and SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals

13.45 – 14.45

Panel Discussion: Past, Present, Future: Green Economy in Sustainable Urban Communities



1.    Ms. Thipparat Noppaladarom, Advisor, CODI

2.    Ms. Lakhana Yooprem, Chairman of Pathumthani Model Community

3.    Mr. Tawat Thanasomboon Community Enterprise Advisor

4.    Ms. Punchaya Raksasakul, Tech Developer      

5.     Ms. Pimsiri / Pattapong, Local Experts in Sustainable Farming


Moderator: Dr. Zakir Hossain, AIT Extension

Possible questions to be addressed:

1. What are the key challenges and opportunities of mainstreaming green economy in sustainable urban communities?

2. What are the roles of government, the private sector, and communities in mainstreaming green economy?

3. What are the latest technologies that can be used to mainstream green economy?

4. What is the future of green economy in sustainable urban communities?


Some follow up questions can be?

1. How can we measure the success of green economy initiatives in urban communities?

2. What are the barriers to mainstreaming green economy in urban communities?

3. How can we overcome these barriers?

4. What are the benefits of green economy for urban communities?

5. How can we ensure that the benefits of green economy are shared equally?

14.45 – 15.15

Question and Answer Session

Interaction with the audience

15.15 – 16.00

Ideation Thinkshop – Key Questions

–     What can be the role of AIT to promote engagement of local community in SDGs initiative at AIT?

–     What are key considerations we have to keep in mind?

–     What are the possible models that the initiative can be visible, accessible and replicate in global SDGs community?