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Cambodia Development Fellow Completes Research on Green Public Space Development and Management

Seoul, Korea

Oct 31, 2019

The Asia foundation selected Sophea Mel as 2019 Asia Development Fellow to embark on a research project in Korea. Mr. Mel is Vice-chief Officer in the Department of Green Economy of the General Secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development in Cambodia. From August 12 to October 31, he conducted a research on green public space development and management in Asian Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability at Seoul National University.


During the fellowship period, Mr. Mel studied the planning, designing, and development of Seoul Botanic Park, an exemplary urban green space located in Magok district. Learning from Korea’s best practices, he is hoping to review and design a range of policies that can improve the development and management of green public space in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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