Prof. Vilas Nitivattananon

Affiliation: Professor and Dean of SERD

Program affiliated with: Urban Innovation and Sustainability

Email: vilasn@ait.ac.th

Qualification:
Ph.D. (Engineering and Systems Management), University of Pittsburgh, USA, 1994
M.Eng. (Water Resources), Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 1991
M.A. (Economics), Thammasat University, Thailand, 1989
B.Eng. (Civil Engineering), Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 1985

Expertise and research interest:
Systems approach and management for urban sustainability
Urban competitiveness and resilience
Climate change, urbanization, and tourism
Waste recycling and circular economy
Strategic water and infrastructure development
Sustainability and impact assessment

 

Selected Publications:

  1. Tang, J., Li, Y., Cui, S., Xu, L., Hu, Y., Ding, S. and Nitivattananon, V. (2021).“Analyzing the spatiotemporal dynamics of flood risk and its driving factors in a coastal watershed of southeastern China”, Ecological Indicators, 121, pp. 107-134.
  2. Jotaworn, S., Nitivattananon, V., Kusakabe, K. and Xue, W. (2021). “Partnership towards Synergistic Municipal Solid Waste Management Services in a Coastal Tourism Sub-Region”, Sustainability, 13, 397.
  3. Xiao, D., Lu, L., Wang, X., Nitivattananon, V., Guo, H. and Hui, W. (2021). “An urbanization monitoring dataset for world cultural heritage in the Belt and Road region”, Big Earth Data, DOI: 10.1080/20964471.2020.1853362.
  4. Euanontat, M., Nitivattananon, V., Sutthiprapa, N., Wongboontham, T. and Cui, S. (2021). “Local Flood Risk and Responding Adaptation in Northern Bangkok Metropolitan Region: Case of Tha Khlong Municipality”, GMSARN International Journal, 15, pp. 277-286.
  5. Fang, L., Huang, J., Zhang, Z. and Nitivattananon, V. (2020). “Data-driven framework for delineating urban population dynamic patterns: Case study on Xiamen Island, China”, Sustainable Cities and Society, 62, pp. 1-19.

Selected research projects:

  1. “Coastal areas governance in the context of rapid tourism urbanization and climate change in Southeast Asia”, research project supported by French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MFAID), 2016-2018, as Principal Investigator 
  2. “Coastal areas governance in the context of rapid tourism urbanization and climate change in Southeast Asia”, research project supported by French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MFAID), 2016-2018, as Principal Investigator
  3. International Development (MFAID), 2016-2018, as Principal Investigator
    “Knowledge Management for Sustainable Tourism: Development of Education Curriculum for Accommodation Management”, supported by DASTA, 2016-2017, as Co-Principal Investigator.
  4. “Asia Pacific Regional Collaboration on Ecolabelling, under Project: Mainstreaming Resource Efficiency Aspects into Sustainable Development Planning, Policies and Regulatory Frameworks”, research project supported by United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), 2016-2017, as Principal Investigator
  5.  “Study of Low Carbon Tourism Models for Developing Regional Eco-Tourism Standards”, research project supported by Designated Area for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA), in 2015-2016, as Principal Investigator