Ms. Wan Chatavilasvong

Urban and Regional Planning Department, Chulalongkorn University
Speaker Bio
  • Lecturer and researcher at Chulalongkorn University, Urban and Regional Planning Department
  • Bangkok Metropolitan Area, Thailand
  • Chulalongkorn University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Environmental sustainability and economic development | Rural and urban dynamics | Data science and visualization | Spatial data analysis | Photography


Chulalongkorn University

Dates Employed: Nov 2018 – Present

Employment Duration: 1 yr

Location:Bangkok, Thailand

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dates Employed: Jan 2019 – Present

Employment Duration: 10 mos

Research on the disruption of ride hailing applications on local mobility market.

Urban design and development Center

Dates Employed: Apr 2019 – Present

Employment Duration: 7 mos

Location: Bangkok Metropolitan Area, Thailand

Knowledge Manager

UTEC - Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología

Dates Employed: Jun 2018 – Jul 2019

Employment Duration: 1 yr 2 mos

Location: Lima, Peru

Researched and created a methodology proposal for El Niño flood risk estimation in Piura Region, Peru, by tailoring FEMA's HAZUS Flood Model to the local context.

Developed an online platform, wrote the website content, and visualized measurement ... See more

Community Planner Intern

Boston Planning & Development Agency

Dates EmployedOct 2017 – Dec 2017

Employment Duration3 mos

LocationBoston, MA

Assisted in community planning workshops including land use planning, transportation, and community center design.

Illustrated summary of land use workshop outputs to report back to the community.... See more

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Degree Name: Master in City Planning

Field Of Study: International Development

Dates attended or expected graduation: 2016 – 2018

Degree Name: Online Certificate

Field Of Study:Applied Data Science and Machine Learning

Dates attended or expected graduation: 2018 – 2019

Chulalongkorn University

Degree Name: Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)

Field Of Study: Architecture

Dates attended or expected graduation: 2007 – 2012

Volunteer Experience

Board Member

Creative Life Foundation

Dates volunteeredNov 2013 – Present

Volunteer duration6 yrs


Volunteered for almost 3 years teaching Thai to illegal immigrant Cambodian children who sell flowers and shine shoes at night on one of Bangkok's infamous red light districts. Currently, I'm now a part of the board members of the foundation.

Story Artist

Before It's Too Late

Dates volunteeredFeb 2017 – May 2017

Volunteer duration4 mos


Part of the story team, which was designated to brainstorm on the VR world and how we can tell a story that would entice empathy towards climate change issues in Miami, FL.
Illustrated the storyboards which are used by BITL to pitch their ideas as well as to strengthen the design concept of the story.


Life Skills Foundation

Dates volunteeredDec 2012 – Mar 2016

Volunteer duration 3 yrs 4 mos


Designed annual student planners which were distributed to over 30 schools all over Thailand to promote students to design their future, track back to today, and start making plans to achieve them. Not only that the planners make students more responsible to their education and their future, but sometimes also become useful communication tools between students, teachers, and parents.

Ms. Wan Chatavilasvong
 will attend
Save the date!
Join us at the seventh session of the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF7) in Penang, Malaysia from 15 to 17 October 2019