Reference : `Behaviours of settlement´: patterns of inertia and change in the history of Cambodia
Scientific congresses, symposiums and conference proceedings : Unpublished conference
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Human geography & demography
Arts & humanities : History
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/22643
`Behaviours of settlement´: patterns of inertia and change in the history of Cambodia
English
Kolnberger, Thomas mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
2010
Yes
17th International Seminar on Urban Form - Formation and Persistence of Townscapes
20-23 August
International Seminar on Urban Form
Hamburg and Lübeck
Germany
[en] Phnom Penh ; Cambodia ; Persistence ; Townscape ; Urban Form
[en] `Behaviours of settlement´: patterns of inertia and change in the history of Cambodia

This paper deals with morphological dynamics of settlement patterns in the south-western part of mainland Southeast Asia. The vicissitudes of Cambodia’s history from pre-Angkorian times to the present offers unique insights in the formation and persistence of townscapes and human settlements. Recently, ancient Angkor has been hallmarked as “the world’s largest preindustrial settlement complex” (PNAS 2007) . This paper analyzes the dialectic of form and function over time. It examines first the original morphology of this wide spread, low density settlement, a “hydraulic city” inspired by antique Indian town planning and shaped by environmental constraints. Secondly, the later urban models of that particular region, based on French colonial layouts and modern town management, will be examined, based on extensive field work and personal research in and about the capital Phnom Penh.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10993/22643

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