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The study aimed to enhance educational frameworks and industry practices within urban architecture. It was guided by three main objectives: exploring urban environmental management models in Thailand and internationally, identifying the knowledge gaps and needs of students and relevant stakeholders, and creating customized teaching guidelines. The research utilized a qualitative approach, conducting surveys with 50 urban architecture students and 50 executives from both the public and private sectors involved in urban management. Through secondary data analysis and these surveys, the study investigated the contrasts between localized Thai management strategies, which emphasize  on community involvement, and the broader, globally accepted standardized models proposed by the Global Development Research Center (GDRC). This analysis highlighted significant differences in perspectives on urban environmental management, with students showing a broader interest in diverse environmental aspects compared to the more focused concerns of industry agencies. These findings underscore the essential need to integrate local and global management approaches to develop comprehensive, adaptable, and sustainable urban environmental strategies. Such integration is vital for aligning immediate practical needs with long-term educational goals, thus enhancing the capacity for sustainable development in urban environments.

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