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On the morning of November 28, 2013, the Urban Voice team led by Mr. My Sovann, media project manager, made presentations about Urban Voice and Urban Development to the students at Student Development Institute and Asia Europe University in the afternoon.
The presentation followed the plan and campaigns of Urban Voice aiming to share work experience, project activities, campaigns, and the ways that the general public, especially students and youth can participate in developing the capital of Phnom Penh through reporting their reports to the Urban Voice website http://urbanvoicecambodia.net/maps/reports/submit/?l=en_US …
Rubbish is a crucial hidden killer that could kill people when they absorb the dirty smell from it. Moreover, it impacts the tourism sector and environment surrounding the city, the current governor and mayor of the Municipality of Phnom Penh H.E PA Socheat Vong said. (Source: vayofm.com, posted on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 18:10 by Sou Visal).
However, the former governor and mayor of the Municipality of Phnom Penh, H.E Kep Chuktema also used to mention that the license for garbage collection has been granted to the Cintry Company, but the Municipality has the authority on the dumping…
In 2012 the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) partnered with Buzz Data to host a competition to let users combine data from their Worldwide Cost of Living and Liveability survey to create a ranking of their own. The winner was the “Spatially Adjusted Livability Index” which concentrates on spatial characteristics such as green space, cultural assets, sprawl and pollution. According to this index, Phnom Penh came out in the bottom 4 worst cities to live in.
Livability of course is subjective; some people may love living in the cities ranked the worst, and some may hate living in cities…
The Urban Voice team conducted a series of workshops at Eden Park Restaurant the first of which took place on 15th Nov. 2013. The workshop targeted civil society and community activists in order to train and engage them in Urban Voice activities for a better understanding of Urban Voice projects and to generate discussion as well as raise the voices of Phnom Penh’s residents about city development and issues. The 16 participants divided into three small groups to discuss topics given to them. After a half hour of active participation in small group discussion, they came up with great…Read More
On Nov. 14, the Urban Voice Team participated in the Living Arts City Workshop, held at the Royal University of Fine Arts. We presented to 40 participants who were from the New School for Design, the Royal University of Fine Arts, SA SA Bassac, and Lumhor Journal.
The workshop brought together a wide array of urban actors that are not usually part of developing and designing the city. Artists, students, cultural institutions and residents of Phnom Penh – people who are interested in contributing to ongoing discussions about…
We, Urban Voice Cambodia officially launched our Urban Voice website on 8th Oct 2013. 100 attendees attended the event. In the event, there were many activities such as the urban voice project presentation, the screening of a short premier film – the city speaks!, playing a video explaining how to submit reports, adding a pin to the location of attendees’ homes on the Phnom Penh map, a map exhibition, describing Phnom Penh in one word, and answering the question – what development do you want to see in next 10 years in Phnom Penh?
Interestingly, there were 32 participants who wrote their point…Read More
On 12nd Oct 2013 a volunteer group of 27 participants led by Urban Voice Cambodia team went to collect rubbish at Kandal Market on the street number 154 and 13. The starting point of rubbish collection started from Unaloum pagoda to night market (st. 108).
The first task force was started at 8am to 11:45am. Most of the participants are university students and community people.
Before going to the side visit to collect rubbish, Mr. My Sovann, Media Project Manager of Urban Voice presented Urban projects, current activities, how to submit report into Urban Voice website and task force activities…