PARTICIPATION ATTITUDE PLANNING THE COMMUNITY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONSERVATION BUILDINGS IN THAILAND
This research aimed to search for a used of buildings and the community’s areas considering objectives of using areas in respect with theories and principles of buildings’ conservation in the area of Mee Chai Road, Mueang district, Nong Khai province. The present study primarily used principles of area research. Three methods of data collection, including, (i) survey, (ii) observation, and (iii) interview were employed to look into perspectives in improvements of the buildings in the old community area. With purposive sampling, twenty-two questionnaires responded by the residents in the target research site. Also, interviews were conducted with three experts in building conservation and urban planning. A study of community participation, attitudes In conservation, in order to contribute to the strengthening of the area in its development. The research will make known the objectives of the area. The findings in the interviews and observation found that several aspects needed to be considered such as the government’s policy support, information for public relation, participation of buildings’ owners.Moreover, the government should pay attention to value of architecture and community’s participation in order to comply policies and controls of conservation. To improve the buildings for promoting conservation, three experts suggested that urban planning and community in the area should have concepted of urban planning in theory of city’s visual perception. Policies and community’s participation for designing image of cultural architecture in the conserved areas can increase potential for tourism so that more income has earned and public facilities.