Dr. Boonanan is an Assistant Professor in architecture at Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University. His research focuses on the participatory planning and design at community and neighbourhood levels. He is currently the Chair of Interior Architecture Department and a vice director of Urban Futures, a research unit at the school. He has been involved in various community-based activities in Bangkok. He is particularly interested in and attempt to preserve urban cultural identities by looking at socio-spatial qualities of urban low-to-middle-income neighbourhoods in old city areas. One of his current projects, called Southeast Asian Neighbourhood Network (SEANNET) funded by Henry Luce Foundation, is a collaborative research project among 5 ASEAN countries, looking at the way in which urban researchers in the region redefine urban actors and urban phenomena by understanding community activities and lives in order to co-create pedagogical contribution to the future study of ASEAN cities.