Successful Kick-off Conference of the Build4People Ecocity Transition Lab 2024 with OCIC Group in cooperation with Phnom Penh City Hall

On 29 February 2024, there was the successful Kick-off Conference of the Build4People Ecocity Transition Lab 2024, this year in cooperation with the Cambodia’s leading developer company, OCIC Group, with Phnom Penh City Hall and with further support from the German government funded SMMR project (Sustainable Mobility in Metropolitan Regions in ASEAN).

Furthermore, about 70 students from five local universities, the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA), Cambodia, the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC), Norton University Cambodia and from Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning of Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (FAUP-PUC) actively participated in this event.

This year the living lab will focus on Norea City, a prime urban location at Phnom Penh’s emerging waterfront which has the potential to develop into a show case of world class urban development.

Thereby, the Build4People project regards the Ecocity Transition Lab as a multiple-stakeholder dialogue and as a joint learning system to elaborate alternative visions to make Norea City more sustainable and to generally make Phnom Penh a more livable place.

From our point of view such an innovative approach and such an alliance between the corporate sector and the academia is strongly needed to achieve transformative change towards more sustainable urban development. In this context, Build4People deeply acknowledges the role of OCIC Group as spearhead of this and highly appreciates the supportive role of Phnom Penh City Hall.