Urban Land Use Planning Influencing to Urbanization In the area of Wiang Nuea Municipality, Wiang Chai District, Chiang Rai Province

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Sasiphat Mekara


             This research aimed to study an urban planning that affects land use change and urbanization in Wiang Nuea Subdistrict Municipality, Wiang Chai District, Chiang Rai Province. The collected data through interviews, observations and related documents were in order to analyze the spatial phenomena. It was found that the former Wiang Nuea Subdistrict Municipality area had the overall city plan in the form of green area city plan, rural and agricultural land. In 2019, there was the 4 lane road cutting project from Chiang Saen 2 port from the Department of Rural Roads crossing through the area of Wiang Nuea Subdistrict Municipality resulting in a plan to adjust the overall city plan to be the form of yellow area city plan. The land utilization from the original is a low-density residential land caused by transportation routes in the area, resulting in the entry of external capital, rising land prices including the latent population in the community. This was in line with the urbanization concept of the Sector theory, Homer Hoyt, which describes the city's expansion along the way of transportation which connects to commercial centers and residences in other areas.


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