Informal Land Subdivision in Bangkok (1990)

Title: Informal Land Subdivision in Bangkok

Article in: The Transformation of Land Supply Systems in Third World Cities

Authors: Shlomo Angel and Sopon Pornchokchai

First published: 1990

Overview: By 1950, the residential sector in Bangkok was made up of three major components: individually-built houses on relatively large plots of land shophouses, and densely-built slum areas. Beginning in the 1950s, land developers started to provide subdivided plots in land subdivision projects, making themselves indispensable intermediaries between the rural landowners and those buying urban residential land plots on the suburban fringe.

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