Banasopit Mekvichai is Director of the Urban Design Program of the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.
She is also Vice Chairperson of the Mekong Environment and Resource Institute Foundation, and a member of various subcommittees on education and housing of the Human Rights Commission.
She holds a degree in architecture from the University of Chulalongkorn in Bangkok and obtained a PhD in Regional planning from Cornell University in the USA.
Banasopit Mekvichai has worked and taught for over 20 years on urban and regional planning matters, including preparation of city and regional plans, urban development, and city administration. She served as Deputy Governor of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration for two years, responsible for Civil Works, City Planning, Community Development, and Administration. She chaired the committee for City Planning of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration while the city's master plan was revised and approved.
Banasopit Mekvichai regularly serves as a consultant on urban and regional planning, urban renewal, indicators for liveable cities, and other urban development matters.
She is the author of numerous publications in both Thai and English on urban development