Semantic Study of Green City with Actor Network Theory in Thai-Isan Areas.

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Rasita Dasri
Thanapauge Chamaratana


The purpose of this qualitative research was to investigate the explanation of the green city in Thai-Isan areas. Actor Network Theory (ANT), a sociological concept, has considered roles and connections as a theoretical framework for this study. The target group consists of 20 representatives from the government (10 persons) and population sectors (10 persons). Data was collected using a semi-structured interview method between 2020 - 2022. This research focused on the cities with the largest green space sizes in northeast Thailand, namely Nakhon Khon Kaen municipality and Nakhon Udon Thani municipality. The findings revealed that citizens and government agencies have different perspectives on green urbanism. Government agencies value green cities for reducing air pollution, while citizens prioritize green cities for livelihoods over beautiful areas.


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Dasri, R., & Chamaratana, T. (2023). Semantic Study of Green City with Actor Network Theory in Thai-Isan Areas. Journal of Social Development and Management Strategy, 25(1), 141–159. Retrieved from
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