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Historical Overview of Cambodia's Land and Housing Problem

Categories: East Asia, Cambodia, Development, Economics & Business, Governance, History, Politics

Hallam Goad analyzed [1] the problems and issues that plagued Cambodia's urban development [2] in the past two decades:

Phnom Penh has followed the clich├ęd patterns of newly emerging nations almost to the letter with the urban poor shouldering many of the downsides. What few people recognise is that most of it could have been avoided.

With over 150,000 residents displaced since 1990 the story has been far from positive and in many cases has compounded and exacerbated what was already a very precarious existence.