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The 3 purposes of this article were to 1) present the whole picture of the eco-city and self-sufficient economy concepts which have been adapted as social capital during the covid-19 pandemic. 2) review the related literature and previous studies as social capital and 3) suggest to development to such body of knowledge as social capital to solve community problem during the covid-19 pandemic. The study uses qualitative methods i.e., documentary analysis, field sites survey with non-participant observation including urban ethnography with cases of study around inner city and outskirt of Bangkok and periphery to gather the whole picture of such body of knowledge. The result of the study reveals that there is not less study has mentioned the body of knowledge in eco-city and self-sufficient economy before the covid-19 pandemic for example in urban development concept based on the equilibrium of urban space and environment. On the spatial presentation of such body of knowledge which is related to self-sufficient economy, it is found that there are a lot of community participation in many areas. Agricultural area and organic vegetable garden space are increased. This is to create the economic community base. The space creation leads to the policy suggestion for the model of community learning center in responsible of municipality and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to develop and turn abandoned space into green area in various types. It includes the body of knowledge development as social capital in terms of communal food security during covid-19 pandemic and other situation in the future.
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