School of Urban & Regional Planning

Florida Atlantic University


Kasama Polakit, Ph.D.

Kasama Polakit , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor School of Urban & Regional Planning

Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL33431

Dr. Kasama Polakit is a visiting assistant professor, joining FAU’s School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP) this year. Apart from teaching she also acts as a coordinator in collaborative programs between School of Architecture and SURP.

Dr. Polakit holds a Ph.D. in Urban Design and a mater degree in Planning and Design (Urban Design) from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is a registered architect in Thailand where she graduated Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) from Chulalongkorn University. Her research interests include these followings:

  • Phenomenology of place, place identity, human perception and the built environment,
  • Sustainable urban form with particular attention paid to tropical and sub-tropical areas, Community planning and design, Spatial syntax analysis, the role of the built environments in the production and reproduction of social and cultural capital,
  • Architecture and Urban Design Theory, focusing on Post-modern Urbanism and the contemporary interpretations of the vernacular, and
  • Cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary design and education of the built environment.