Apiwat Ratanawaraha

Years of Stay at HYI: 
Aug 2014 to Jun 2015
Sep 2000 to Dec 2003

Apiwat Ratanawaraha is affiliated with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the Urban Design and Development Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. He has also been a visiting assistant professor at the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. His recent research includes projects on city innovations in Southeast Asian megacities, land grabbing and land policy in Thailand, and informal sectors and urban development in Bangkok. He recently edited two books entitled “Innovation Systems in Southeast Asia” and “Inequality and Injustice in Access to Resources and Basic Services in Thailand,”  and co-authored two volumes entitled “Scenarios of Thai Life in 2033” and “Embracing Informal Mobility in Bangkok.” He co-founded Haak Square, a social enterprise that develops community-based social network portals for informal workers and low-income communities in Thailand. For his research at the Harvard Yenching Institute, he plans to focus on the history and political economy of urban standards in Thailand.