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.
HIGHLIGHTS ACROSS ASIA
Stanford Social Innovation Review Highlights Foundation’s Development Entrepreneurship Model
March 26, 2021
Standing in Solidarity – A Message from our President and Chair of the Board
March 24, 2021
Impact Report 2020
Leading through change