Case Studies

Opening Chula’s Green Spaces for Good Public Health

Stepping into Chula’s surrounding Suan Luang-Samyan neighborhood, you will sense the expanding green space because we are developing a “GREEN & CLEAN CITY” with a series of policies contributing towards a well-rounded sustainable environment.

We believe that to ensure quality of life, urban dwellers need proximity to nature and green spaces. For this reason, Chula is developing green spaces open to all.  We want to generate fresh air for Bangkok by maximizing the proportion of urban green spaces.  In 2020, Chula achieved a 1:11 (person: sqm) ratio of green spaces within and around the university, higher than the WHO standard of 1:9 sqm. Moreover, there are over 1,000 large perennial trees in the area, and more are coming. We recognize the ecological importance of large trees, which not only provide shade for the neighborhood but also help store a large amount of carbon dioxide, mitigating the effects of climate change. It is therefore no surprise that one feel refreshed by the greenery when entering Chula’s surrounding neighborhood. 

One green space long utilized by government agencies, offices, associations, and public sports and health agencies is the Suphachalasai National Stadium. It has been and continues to be an important landmark of Bangkok.  The stadium is used by organizations and individuals for both official and unofficial purposes.

Suphachalasai Stadium is a large open space comprising a variety of areas and buildings fulfilling various needs, ranging from a vast public space to green space, open courtyards, stadiums, and large public buildings. It can host sports, recreational and other activities requiring a vast open space, while surrounded by urban green space and a commercial district. Chulalongkorn University owns and therefore has management responsibility for the entire area, including Thephasadin Stadium, running/walking tracks, activity courtyard, and vacant space or parking areas within the Suphachalasai Stadium perimeter. 


Office of Property Management, Chulalongkorn University
Office of Physical Resources Management, Chulalongkorn University

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