InStyle Magazine Selects Development Fellow Kotchakorn Voraakhom for 50 Women Changemaker List
January 23, 2020 — InSyle Magazine features 2016 Asia Foundation Development Fellow Kotchakorn Voraakhom in their list of “The Badass 50 2020: Meet the Women Who are Changing the World.” The list includes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congresswomen Katie Porter, Nobel Prize winner Esther Duflo, and Actor Sharon Stone.
KOTCHAKORN VORAAKHOM: The founder and CEO of Porous City Network and Landprocess turned 11 acres in Bangkok, Thailand’s “sinking city,” into the first public park there in 30 years, designing it to retain up to 1 million gallons of water. She also looks forward to opening Asia’s largest urban-farming green roof. “A park shouldn’t be just for beautification,” she says. “It should address future climate uncertainties while allowing new landscape-architecture solutions to emerge.”
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