Thai Appraisal Foundation
THE 8th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
HOUSING THE POOR THROUGH THE PRIVATE SECTOR

March 14-16, 2007, Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Organized by Thai Appraisal Foundation and Thai Real Estate Business School

 
     In India, Mother Teresa graciously helped the poor in her whole life, providing relief to thousands of people. However, slums still exist in Calcutta and every other major city in India. Even if there were a thousand Mother Teresas, slum problems would not fundamentally be solved. In fact, the situation in slums typically worsens over time. However, some countries have experienced a shrinkage in the number of slums because of the contributions of the private sector.
     Come and exchange ideas with internationally acclaimed experts. Finding out new solutions for your country's low-income housing policy, penetrating market niches in local context, and responding to the needs of the poor without wasting state resources. (Limited to only 40 participants).
    Due to great success of our previous “Housing the poor workshop in 2005”, and for those who missed our practical and dynamic workshops, it's back again!! It begins with the promise that providing decent housing and improving the living conditions of the poor can be accomplished through private sector initiatives rather than through costly government subsidies. Private sector provision has indeed proven successful around the world. 
  
THE PROGRAM
DAY 1: Tuesday, March 13, 2007
08:30
Registration (until 18:00)
18:00
Welcome Reception
 
DAY 2: Wednesday, March 14, 2007
08:30
Introduction to the Program
08:45
The New Policy: Enabling the Private Sector to House the Poor - Worldwide Observation
Dr.Kioe-Sheng Yap, Chief, Human Settlement Section, UN-ESCAP
09:45
Morning Refreshment
10:00
Case Studies: Failed Conventional Approaches to House the Poor
Dr.Sopon Pornchokchai, President, Thai Appraisal Foundation
• 1950's public housing: Limited supplies and wrong target groups
• 1960's walk-up apartments: Imitation of western social housing 
• 1970's sites-and-serviced scheme: Worldwide application and failure
• 1980's slum improvement program: Insignificant changes in real terms
• 1990's land sharing program: Exception cannot be made norm
11:00
Actual Shrinkage of Urban Slums in Selected Cities: Why and How? (An ILO Study)
Mr.Ballobh Kritayanavaj, Senior Vice President, Government Housing Bank
• Kuala Lumpur
• Seoul
• Singapore
• Tokyo
12:00
Lunch
13:00
Case Studies: Successful Private Sector Initiatives in Bangkok
Dr.Sopon Pornchokchai, President, Thai Appraisal Foundation
• Percent of slum housing in Bangkok, 43% in 1960 and 3% in 2005 
• Percent of private housing in Bangkok, 3% in 1974 to 40% in 2005
• Formal housing (1970-2005), 2 mil. and 0.14 units by the private and public sectors
• A site of a former inner-city slum of 1,500 homes in late 1950's compared with the existing
uses to ensure that it should not be kept.
• Even dwellers in an exceptional land-owner slum would like to move out of it due to
substandard condition and environment.
• Units in owner-occupied condominium projects in the fringe where the rent is even lower
than that in slums in prime location.
• A high-rise condominium built for slum dwellers to compensate for the removal of them which is a good example of compensation.
14:45
Afternoon Refreshments
15:00
Tool 1: Housing Finance Required for Private Initiatives, An International Analysis
Mr.Kitti Patpongpibul, President, Housing Finance Association and former Deputy
Governor, Bank of Thailand
17:00
End of Presentations
19:00
Welcome Dinner
 
DAY 3: Thursday, March 15, 2007
08:30
Tool 2: Land Readjustment Scheme, Adding More Land Supplies
Mr.Shunsaku Sawada, Land Adjustment Expert, Japan International Cooperation Agency
10:00
Morning Refreshments
10:15
Tool 3: Land Titling for Private Properties
Prof.John M.Cooper, a former Australian land expert to Thailand
11:00
Tool 4: Construction Technology for Mass Housing
Mr.Tawat Meeprasertsakul, Managing Director, Dai-Ichi House Plc.
12:00
Lunch Box on the Coach
13:30
Preuksa13 Estate, an example of successful low-income townhouses
Baan Eur Arthorn, a million-housing-units project of the Royal Thai Government
Windshield survey, the northern corridor to see the chronological changes in housing for the poor
17:30
End of Day 3
 
DAY 4: Friday, March 16, 2007
08:30
Technique 1: Modeling of Mass Appraisal for the Relocation of Slums
Dr.Sopon Pornchokchai, President, Thai Appraisal Foundation
09:30
Technique 2: Rental Housing, an Alternative in Transitional Provision
Dr.Ranjith Perera, Asian Institute of Technology
10:30
Morning Refreshment
10:45
Technique 3: Efficient Data Centre on Slums (No research / Full of Corruption)
Dr.Sopon Pornchokchai, President, Thai Appraisal Foundation
12:00
Lunch
13:00
General Discussion
14:30

Farewell Cocktail

15:00
End of the Workshop
   
Fee
Early-bird registration fee is US$400 (before Friday December 29, 2006). Normal fee is US$ 450. Please fill in the registration form and see payment details at our website: http://www.thaiappraisal.org. This fee includes the cost of lectures, materials, and field transportation, lunches and refreshments during the whole program. It does not include the cost for accommodation and travel arrangements. 
 

Accommodations
Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok. Please quote “Thai Appraisal Foundation” for a discount. It is 4,300 Baht Net per night (Superior Single Room) include breakfast and 4,500 Baht Net per night (Superior Twin Room) include breakfast.
Please see also other alternative hotels in this area.

 
CONTACT:
Mr.SAKARIN RUENGDET.
Thai Appraisal Foundation
10 Nonsi Rd., Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Tel.  66 2295.3171 Ext. 113 Fax. 66 2295.1154
E-mail: sakarin@thaiappraisal.org
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