On 06 October 2022, the Build4People project co-organised the second session of an informal group of sustainable city and building innovators together with Future Forum Cambodia. This group firstly came together during the Build4People Sustainable Building Arena in March 2022 and now includes architects, researchers, real estate developers, urban planning students, young entrepreneurs, etc. in the field of sustainable building.
The very lively discussions were about how to implement sustainable neighbourhood development strategies in Phnom Penh. It was moderated by Rolf Messerschmidt and by Nuria Roig, both members of Build4People Work Package #3 “Sustainable Neighbourhoods, as well as by Aronsakda Ses and Norak Silver from Future Forum. Rolf is CEO of the architecture and urban design practice Eble Messerschmidt Partner (EMP), a pioneer of eco-settlement development in Europe, based in Tübingen, Germany. Nuria is a Mexican architect, educated in the National Autonomous University of Mexico with master studies on sustainable resource management at the Technical University of Munich.
Participants discussed the first draft of strategies for sustainable urban development, developed by Build4People WP #3. Each table had one or two thematic sets and the focus was on evaluating the level of likelihood and the limitations of the proposed criteria.
Many thanks to Aronsakda Ses from Future Forum for the great organizational work and all innovators for their time and input.