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Cambodia: Phnom Penh

Stan at Khmer440 looks at the layout and architecture of Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital city. “In addition to good design enhancing its livability, P P has other plusses in that regard. The first is that it’s a low-rise city. Far superior on the psyche; it is human scale. You don’t feel minimized, pressured, cowed by your surroundings as you would in a skyscraper city; you feel relaxed and comfortable. This also keeps it from excessive crowding. When a city gets past a certain size or density, livability is in reverse proportion to each additional citizen added.”

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