Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2008
Openspace Community Architects
This description of Chawanad Luansang's work was prepared when Chawanad Luansang was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Chawanad Luansang has established a model for community-led planning and revitalization that goes beyond housing and land rights to address both structural and social needs. Chawanad is nurturing a new civic culture that empowers local residents with the resource management skills and political experience to address their own short- and long-term community development.
The New Idea
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