Landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom provides a brief introduction to Bangkok’s anti-flood park and how design mitigates flooding while promoting nature.
Every time it rains, Bangkok shuts down because of flash flooding. This is why landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom started working on a green space that can handle the rain and remind people of what it feels like to be surrounded by nature.
Kotchakorn Voraakhom was named by Time on its “Time 100 Next 2019” list, a list that spotlights 100 rising stars who are shaping the future of the world, along with their list of 15 women fighting against climate change.
From London to Tokyo, climate change is causing cities to sink — and our modern concrete infrastructure is making us even more vulnerable to severe flooding, says landscape architect and TED Fellow Kotchakorn Voraakhom. But what if we could design cities to help fight floods? In this inspiring talk, Voraakhom shows how she developed a massive park in Bangkok that can hold a million gallons of rainwater, calling for more climate change solutions that connect cities back to nature.