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As Chiang Mai expands, growing pains are natural. There is much talk of Chiang Mai becoming a UNESCO City, a Creative City or a Smart City, and while all these catch phrases sound rather exciting, we are left wondering why basic problems such as the annual air pollution and transportation issues aren’t being tackled, let alone solved. So this month we wade into the quagmire of city planning and development, alas offering no answers, but attempting to give you a picture of what is being talked about and what initiatives are underway.

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