- Panharith Ean
- Phnom Penh
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Architecture cycle between developing and developed nations.
I have been quite curious (sometimes confuse) about this for a long time. It seems as though the cycle of developing countries and developed countries always tend go in the same cliché route from eco-friendly based environment to advanced industrial nations. However, once they reach that “developed stage”, they immediately try to go back to the eco-friendly environment. From what I can see, most developed cities prefer sustainable green architecture, and promote eco public transportation, hybrid cars, bicycles, and walking. On the other hand, developing cities tend to invest in the largest, tallest skyscraper, and traffic crowded with cars and motorcycles. For so long, some people used to blame the advanced nations about global warming (probably because it’s the easiest option to do) but why are we, as in emergent nations, following this same footstep?