TEDTalk Featuring 2016 Asia Foundation Development Fellow Kotchakorn Voraakhom

January 23, 2019 — Kotchakorn Voraakhom, a 2016 Asia Foundation Development Fellow, presents a TEDTalk on transforming cities into landscapes that fight floods while also reconnecting residents to their natural environment. Voraakhom was part of the TEDWomen 2018 program, an annual three-day event of forward thinkers with bold ideas. Her TEDTalk was also a featured highlight in TEDBlog‘s “Live From TEDWomen” coverage.


At this very moment, 48 major cities across the globe are sinking — cities like New York City, Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Bangkok, built on the soft ground alongside their rivers. Landscape architect and TED Fellow Kotchakorn Voraakhom comes from Bangkok herself and was displaced, along with millions of others, by the devastating flood that hit Thailand in 2011.

Read the TEDBlog piece here.

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