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Kotchakorn Voraakhom


Kotchakorn Voraakhom is a Thai landscape architect who works on productive public spaces that tackle climate change in urban dense areas. With her firm Landprocess and collaborators, she created Chulalongkorn Centenary Park, the first critical green infrastructure for Bangkok. Her works also include Thammasat Urban Farm Rooftop, the largest urban farming green roof in Asia, and Chao Phraya Sky Park, the first bridge park across the river in any world capital. United Nations awarded Voraakhom a  UN Global Climate Action Award, Women for Results. She is featured by TIME in the 2019 TIME 100 Next that spotlights one hundred rising stars shaping the world’s future and one of fifteen women fighting against climate change. She is regularly featured on international news outlets, including CNN and The New York Times. She was named BBC100 Women, the Green 30 for 2020 by Bloomberg, and has been a regular keynote speaker for multiple global events. Voraakhom has taught at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and Washington University in St. Louis’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. She is a Chairwoman of the Climate Change Working Group of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA World), TED Fellow, Echoing Green Climate Fellow, Atlantic Fellow, and Futurity Fellow from BMW Foundation in exploring landscape architecture-based solutions to working with the water-based city she calls home.