On 24 February 2023, the Build4People Urban Climate Conference took place at Sunway Hotel, Phnom Penh.
The rationale behind this event is that global climate change will increase heat and flooding problems in cities. Therefore it is important to understand urban climate and its application in urban planning and building design. For Phnom Penh an urban climatic map has been developed by INKEK together with its research partners at RUPP. In the course of the Build4People Urban Climate Conference the calculation behind the Phnom Penh urban climate map got explained and its evaluation by measurements.
Moreover, discussions took place how the Phnom Penh Urban Climate Map can be implemented within the Cambodian planning system.
In the further course of the Build4People Urban Climate Conference case study sites got presented to illustrate how to create a climatological oriented design based on different spatial scales, such as a city wide strategy, neighborhood planning, building design and open space design / street canyons.
In this way, the Build4People Urban Climate Conference contributed to an increased understanding and to a dissemination of the significance of urban climate and its application within the regulatory framework of Cambodia.