Finland, 1986

Regeneration of two urban poor communities in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Aalto School of Art, Design and Architecture
Department of Architecture

This master’s thesis in architecture deals with housing problems in Cambodia brought on by rapid urbanization and poverty. The land value in the capital Phnom Penh has risen drastically since the 1990s, which has led to illegal land grabbing and forced evictions. People have been forced to leave their homes and relocate to the outskirts of the city, where sufficient infrastructure and jobs are hard to come by. This thesis focuses on two poor communities living in the city center of Phnom Penh and assesses, what it would take for them to be able to remain in their current location with improved living conditions.

charlotte (dot) nyholm (at) gmail (dot) com

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