Katia Balassiano: Strengthening Civil Society in Thailand with Civic Spaces

Regional Science Lecture Series

Katia Balassiano is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning. Balassiano's current research examines how non-governmental organizations help municipalities create civic spaces in Thailand and the degree to which these spaces lead to greater participation in governance.  Previously she has worked as a planning director and consultant for the states of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.