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Table 2 Themes from Urban Liveability Workshop

From: What is the meaning of urban liveability for a city in a low-to-middle-income country? Contextualising liveability for Bangkok, Thailand

ThemeLiveability concepts discussed in the workshop
AmenityA safe environmentA high level of local amenity (neighbourhood access to services and employment)
EmploymentJob securityOpportunity to earn a fair wageEqual opportunityWork/life balance (being able to spend time with family and friends)Local employment opportunities
Environmental managementHigh quality airZero wasteNo floodingGreater tree coverage to provide shadeBuildings with greater energy efficiency (green buildings)Agile office practices – paperless and access to connected technology
FoodQuality food
Health and wellbeingHealthy population: both physically and mentally healthyOpportunities for physical activity
HousingAffordable housing for all
Public open spaceAreas for passive recreation and physical activityGreen space, pocket parks
Social connectednessSense of community and social cohesion around neighbourhoods
Social infrastructureAccess to temples, museums, music and other cultural events that provide opportunities for people to come togetherMulti-purpose local community centresHigh quality education and schools
TransportReduced/no car congestionIncreased provision of transit-oriented developmentsConnected public transport networksMass transit availability
  1. Themes from the Urban Liveability Workshop, which aimed to explore concepts of liveability relevant to Bangkok’s context. From Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Report 2017 [41]