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Eine Skyline in Kambodscha im Smog

Build4People Kambodscha

"Build4People: Enhancing Quality of Life through Sustainable Urban Transformation in Cambodia" (Build4People: Verbesserung der Lebensqualität durch Nachhaltige Urbane Transformation in Kambodscha) ist ein vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung gefördertes Projekt in Kambodscha.

Das Konsortium besteht aus Forschungsinstitutionen vor Ort und deutschen Partnerorganisationen, darunter das INKEK. Ziel des Projekts ist das Erreichen einer nachhaltigen Urbanisierung in Phnom Penh, etwa durch Sensibilisierung und die Nutzung nachhaltiger Gebäude.

INKEK bearbeitet gemeinsam mit der Partneruniversität Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) das Work Package #5: 'Urban Climate' .


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Aufenthalt in Phnom Penh im Februar / März 2023

INKEK (as part of the B4P WP5 “Urban Climate”) also travelled to Cambodia’s capital in February 2023. Several big and small events took place during INKEK’s stay:

Urban Climate Conference 2023

Prof. Dr. Lutz Katzschner at Urban Climate Conference in Phnom Penh 2023

On 24 Feb, INKEK (as WP5 Urban Climate in the B4P project) and CIUS successfully held the urban climate conference at Sunway Hotel in Phnom Penh. The occasion was the presentation of the urban climate map, which WP5 developed as one of the major milestones of the B4P project.

The map received positive feedback from architects, planners and city administratives. After presentation sessions held by Prof. Dr. Lutz Katzscher (INKEK), Dr. Tep Makathy (Cambodian Institute for Urban Studies, CIUS), Mr. Bunleng Se (RUPP, WP5) and Mr. Rolf Messerschmidt (WP3), a workshop session gave indepth knowledge into local actors' experience with urban climate issues. Thanks a lot, to the discussion participants on stage.

INKEK also sincerely thanks Dr. Tep Makathy for his support during the preparation phase of the conference and during the conference itself. His experience and moderation skills led to a vivid discussion of urban climate in Phnom Penh.   


Coordination meetings with RUPP partners


During a visit of INKEK in Phnom Penh several meetings took place to organise the cooperation between the RUPP (Royal University of Phnom Penh) and INKEK for climatological research:

First of all, everyone was delighted to introduce the urban climate map Phnom Penh at the Urban Climate Conference on 24 Feb 2023 at Sunway Hotel. A successful presentation of urban climate topics, led by Prof. Dr. Lutz Katzschner and a fruitful discussion by architects, planners and city administrators, pathed the way towards a sustainable urban future of Phnom Penh.

Further the WP5 team discussed possibilities to validate data via measurements. A measurement device has been exchanged between INKEK and RUPP. The device combines GPS and air temperature, saved on a memory card. RUPP Geography students will test whether it is more convenient to walk or ride a bike to take the measurements. These will show the air temperature on a certain route in Phnom Penh. In the end, the measurements will validate findings from the urban climate map and contribute to further microclimate simulations.

Finally, RUPP education of MSc students integrated into the B4P project has been discussed.


Eco City Transition Lab 2023

ECTL 2023 Opening Conference

INKEK successfully participated in this year's ECTL in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. As part of the Eco City Transition Lab the urban climatic map was produced and presented. At the opening conference and during a workshop on 27th Feb the map was introduced to a broad audience. At the closing event on 18th March a concrete climate input could be given for the Borey Peng Huoth.