urban planning
Officials arrive to check on vegetable sellers on Mao Tse Toung Blvd early morning March 9, 2022. (Michael Dickison/VOD)

Midnight Vegetable Sellers Resist Street-Cleanup Closures

Vegetable sellers on Mao Tse Toung Blvd. are pushing back against authorities clearing them from a stretch of a major Phnom Penh road while citing the need to beautify the city for Asean conferences and other international events.

A Phnom Penh parking lot, on March 9, 2022. (Michael Dickison/VOD)

Opinion: Less Parking Space Is Actually Good for a City

Total parking area roughly the size of Russey Keo district is needed to cater for Phnom Penh’s increasing number of cars, writes Future Forum researcher Ses Aronsakda. But even putting aside this impracticality, adding more parking to a city creates its own problems.