The 9th International Workshop: Inner City Slum Demolition - Beneficial for All

May 12 - 14 (Sunday-Tuesday), 2024, 09:00 - 17:00

USD 400
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The 9th International Workshop: Inner City Slum Demolition - Beneficial for All

May 12-14, 2024, Thai Real Estate Business School, Bangkok, Thailand

Organized by FIABCI Thai & Thai Real Estate Business School


Slum problems would not fundamentally be solved by any “angels” or charitable organizations nor social housing. In fact, the situation in slums typically worsens over time. However, in some countries, they have experienced shrinkage in the number of slums because of the contributions of the private sector.


Come and exchange ideas and find out new solutions for solving slums and squatter settlements by slum demolition.  Slum demolition will help solve the problem of substandard housing, poor environment and poor living condition.  However, it can be done on the basis of physical, legal, financial and marketing feasibilities.  It would be beneficial for the dwellers as well as the society at large.



DAY 1: Sunday, May 12, 2024


Registration (until 18:00)
18:00 Welcome Reception

DAY 2: Monday, May 13, 2024

09:00 Introduction to the Program

Case Studies: Failed Conventional Approaches to House the Poor

  • 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
10:30 Morning Refreshment

Actual Shrinkage of Urban Slums in Selected Cities: Why and How? (An ILO Study)

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Seoul
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo
12:00 Lunch

Case Studies: Successful Private Sector Initiatives in Bangkok

  • Percent of slum housing in Bangkok, 43% in 1960 and 2% in 2023
  • Percent of private housing in Bangkok, 3% in 1974 to 70% in 2023
  • Formal housing (1970-2023), 4.5 million units built
14:00 Case Study in Kathmandu, Nepal
15:00 Afternoon Refreshments
15:15 Case Study in Kampala, Uganda
16:00 Case Study in Jakarta, Indonesia
17:00 End of Presentations and Free and Easy Night

DAY 3: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

09:00 Tool 1: Land Readjustment Scheme, Adding More Land Supplies
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Tool 2: Construction Technology for Mass Housing
11:00 Tool 3: Modeling of Mass Appraisal for the Relocation of Slums
12:00 Lunch

Study Visits

  • 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.
  • Bonkai Slum – Ban Eur Arthorn
  • A high-rise condominium built for slum dwellers to compensate for the removal of them which is a good example of compensation.
17:00        End of the Program
18:00 Farewell  Dinner on the Cruise.


Team Leader

Dr.Sopon Pornchokchai, PhD D.FIABCI CRS MRICS

Dr.Sopon gained a PhD in land and housing from AIT and had further property valuation training from LRTI-Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and housing from KU Leuven (Belgium).  Currently, Dr.Sopon is the President of FIABCI Thai, Thai Appraisal and Estate Agents Foundation, Thai Home Buyers Association and formerly the Chairman of Issarachon Homeless Foundation


His research master pieces include the discovery of 1,020 slums (1985), CAMA (computer-assisted mass appraisal) modeling (1990), forecast of 300,000 unoccupied housing units (1995 and 1998), study for property information centre (2000), roadmap for valuation, Ministry of Finance, Vietnam (2006), Ministry of Finance, Indonesia (2008), World Bank Indonesia (2010), Ministry of Finance, Cambodia (2012), UN World Cities (2015), Global Municipal (2017), and Bangkok Zoo relocation (2019). He conducted financial feasibility for slum relocation in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kampala, Kathmandu and the like.



Early-bird registration fee is US$ 400 (before Friday January 19, 2024). Normal fee is US$ 500. Please fill in the registration form and see payment details at our website: 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.



Area Place Hotel is recommended to you at the cost of USD 40 including breakfast.  It is only 1 minute walk to the Thai Real Estate Business School. Please see also other alternative hotels in this area.



Ms.Monthida Riabriang


5/15 Nonsi Road, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

Tel. (+66) 2295.3171 Ext. 104 Fax. (+66) 2295.1154


USD 400
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