urban design

Opinion: Building Cities for Everyone Is Crucial for Fair, Cohesive Society

For Cambodians at present, fully equitable mobility is not the reality, as cities are built for cars and motorbikes. Designing for visual impairments, pregnancies, all age groups and financial situations will create vibrant cities and a more cohesive society, writes Future Forum’s Ses Aronsakda.

A wheelchair-accessible ramp at Phnom Penh’s Aeon 2 mall on July 7, 2022. (Roun Ry/VOD)

Opinion: Cambodia Can Build an Inclusive Urban Landscape

Designing and building spaces with disabilities in mind will end up benefiting almost everyone at some point in their lives. But work is needed to overturn apathy, including formulating Cambodia-appropriate design standards, writes Future Forum’s Sek Aronsakda.

Opinion: Revitalizing Phnom Penh’s Streets as Destinations

Phnom Penh’s streets are among the city’s few fully public spaces, and are key to a more vibrant and livable city. Future Forum fellow Ses Aronsakda floats an idea for turning St. 184 into a people-friendly “shared street” from riverside to Monivong Blvd.