Current News

29 April 2021

Introduction of Build4People project at SURE Kick-off Conference

On 29 April 2021, the Kick-off Conference of the Programme “Sustainable Development of Urban Regions” (SURE) funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) took place.

As part of this conference all ten funded projects got the chance to introduce about themselves. In the case of Build4People, the consortium leader Dr Michael Waibel provided a concise insight into the rationale, the objectives and the research approaches of this multi- and transdisciplinary project.

15 April 2021

Successful Kick-off Meeting of Build4People RD Phase

Happy about successful Kick-off Meeting of the German Build4People team members to prepare for the 4-year Build4People RD phase which started on 01 April 2021.

13 April 2021

Happy Khmer New Year 2021

As representative of the Build4People team I would like to convey my sincere wishes for a Happy New Khmer Year to all of our Cambodian colleagues, their families and their beloved ones. Stay healthy!

06 April 2021

Issue No. 55 of the peer-reviewed journal Pacific Geographies published

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal PACIFIC GEOGRAPHIES has been published.

18 March 2021

Successful CAMaRSEC Status Conference

Successful CAMaRSEC Status Conference, despite some technical difficulties. I think there have been highly interesting presentations with precious insights. Also, the information from the panel discussion panelists have been very interesting and valuable to bring stakeholders and researchers together. I sincerely hope that all of this will support increasing sustainability practices in the Vietnamese building sector. Thanks to all participants and the interest in our joint research. My particular thanks go to the team of VIBM who hosted this event.

26 February 2021

Official notification of funding support of Build4People Research and Development phase (2021-2025)


On 26 February 2021, the Build4People project consortium received official notification of funding support for the Research and Development phase (RD phase) from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The RD phase will run for 48 months, beginning on 01 April 2021. The BMBF has granted 2.95 million Euros in funding support. The total funding expenses of the Build4People project, including own funding contributed by the companies involved, are 3.17 million Euros.

As Build4People consortium leader I am very grateful for this generous support and look forward to a fruitful collaboration with all research, implementation and dissemination partners of the Build4People project.

12 February 2021

Happy New Lunar Year 2021

21 January 2021

Successful Build4People Status Conference

On 21 January 2021, the Build4People Status Conference took place in the presence of H.E. Mr. Nuon Pharat, Vice Governor of Phnom Penh Capital Administration, Vannak Seng, General Director of Phnom Penh Capital Administration, Mr. Christian Berger, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia, Dr Heike Bauer, DLR, representative of the German funding agency, Sokhai Nop, General Secretariat of National Council for Sustainable Development, Dr Vanny Sok, Vice-Rector of Royal University of Phnom Penh and many other stakeholders in the field of sustainable urbanization. All in all, the online event was attended by about 100 participants.

The main main of the Build4People Status Conference was to present the research results at the end of the 18-month Definition Phase and to discuss the envisaged activities of the upcoming Research & Development Phase with our partners and further colleagues.

12 January 2021

Fruitful meeting of the CAMaRSEC project team

Fruitful interim online meeting of the CAMaRSEC project – Climate-Adapted Material Research for the Socio-Economic Context of Vietnam, funded within the CLIENT II initiative of the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

23 December 2020

Season’s Greetings

26 November 2020

Successful Build4People Urban Quality of Life Conceptualization Workshop


On 26 November 2020, the Build4People project organized an online workshop dealing with the conceptualization of urban quality of life. More information on this event, see at Build4People homepage.

19 November 2020

Radio interview in the context of housing in Hamburg and discussion of potential consequences of the corona pandemic

On the occasion of the theme week “How to live in Hamburg – today and in the future” of the Northern German Broadcasting (NDR), Dr. Stefanie Kley, Professor of Sociology at the University of Hamburg and I discuss questions of housing in Hamburg in times of the global corona pandemic. The interview was moderated by Stefanie Wittgenstein.

31 October 2020

Issue No. 54 of the peer-reviewed journal Pacific Geographies published

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal PACIFIC GEOGRAPHIES has been published.

30 October 2020

Khmer language edition of Build4People exhibition “Green Buildings and Sustainable Neighbourhoods” published

I am proud to announce that the Khmer language edition of Build4People exhibition on “Green Buildings and Sustainable Neighbourhoods” has been published online at flickr.

Past project experience has shown that by means of the use of Khmer language a much larger audience can be reached and be made aware of issues of sustainability. This is particularly the case among staff of lower urban administration levels and among wide parts of urban population not being experts in the field of sustainable construction and sustainable urban planning.

This trans-disciplinary effort has been made possible through the main local project management partner of the Build4People project, the Cambodian Institute of Urban Studies (CIUS) led by Dr Tep Makathy.

Download all posters of the Khmer language edition of the Build4People exhibition (pdf-file, 22,4 MB)

10 September 2020

First Editorial Meeting to develop the Handbook for Smart Green Housing, Energy Efficiency, Durability and Health


Hamburg University as sub-project leader within the BMBF funded CAMaRSEC project invited to the first editorial meeting to develop the Handbook for Smart Green Housing, Energy Efficiency, Durability and Health. Participants of this online-meeting were representatives from the consortial leader, Stuttgart University, the National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi and from Tôn Đức Thắng University in Ho Chi Minh City. The Handbook for Smart Green Housing, Energy Efficiency, Durability and Health shall reach out to a wide audience and inform on sustainable solutions in the field of housing. The meeting serves to collect ideas, to develop a content structure and to distribute tasks. The final product shall be published in July / August 2021.

18 August 2020

Stellenangebot für Studentische Hilfskraft: CAMaRSEC & Build4People

Zur Unterstützung zweier vom BMBF geförderter Forschungsprojekte in Vietnam (CAMaRSEC: https://www.bmbf-client.de/projekte/camarsec) und in Kambodscha (Build4People: https://build4people.org/) wird ab sofort eine Studentische Hilfskraft gesucht. Bei beiden Projekten geht es um die Förderung nachhaltiger Stadtentwicklung, nachhaltiger Gebäude und die Stärkung der städtischen Lebensqualität.

Aufgaben:

  • Assistenz bei der Literatur- und Medienrecherche
  • Einpflegen von Material in die Literaturdatenbank Citavi (nach Einarbeitung)
  • Erstellung von graphischen Illustrationen für Publikationen (nach Einarbeitung)
  • Assistenz bei der Konzeption und Durchführung von Wissenschaftskommunikation über Social-Media-Kanäle (u.a. Facebook, Instagram und YouTube)
  • allgemeine Unterstützung bei Projektmanagementaufgaben

Gesucht wird eine motivierte Person mit Interesse an der südostasiatischen Region und an Fragen von städtischer Nachhaltigkeit und städtischer Lebensqualität.

Umfang: 32 Stunden pro Monat

Einstellungsbeginn: idealerweise ab 01. Oktober 2020

Ansprechpartner für Rückfragen:

Dr. Michael Waibel
Institut für Geographie

31 July 2020

Submission of Build4People project proposal – RD phase

On 31 July 2020, our Build4People team successfully submitted the project proposal for the upcoming four-year Research and Development phase with the title “Build4People: Enhancing Quality of Life through Sustainable Urban Transformation”.
Based on our experiences of the ongoing Definition phase and intensive internal discussions, we have been able to refine our approach and to develop a comprehensive research design with a sequence of three research phases:

  1. societal and scientific problem-based research,
  2.  transdisciplinary action research, and finally
  3. reflection, refinement and re-integration of created knowledge.

The graph above gives an overview of the proposed Build4People consortium structure of the RD phase with all research, implementation and dissemination partners.

22 July 2020

Invitation as Keynote Speaker at Vietnam Energy Summit 2020

I am feeling very much honored, that I got invited to join the Vietnam Energy Summit 2020 as a key note speaker. This event has been labeled High-Level Forum disseminating the Politburo’s Resolution No. 55 on the Orientation of Viet Nam’s National Energy Development Strategy to 2030, with a vision to 2045. The title of my presentation is: “Energy Efficiency & Conservation in Buildings in Vietnam: Vision, Policies, good Practices and Innovative and Efficient Technologies”.   

24 April 2020

Online Publication of Build4People Poster Exhibition “Green Buildings and Sustainable Neigbourhoods”

Very happy, that the final design of the Build4People Exhibition 2020 “Green Buildings and Sustainable Neighbourhoods” has been published.

My sincere thanks go to the team of EMP (Eble Messerschmidt & Partner) of WP#3 of the Build4People project for their tremendous efforts!

Download all posters of the English language edition of the Build4People exhibition (pdf-file, 22,3 MB)

 

10 April 2020

Publication of 4rth Build4People Video Clip


Proud to announce the publication of the fourth Build4People video clip documenting the successful Build4People Ecocity Transition Lab at Phnom Penh City Hall from 01-06 March 2020. It has been published at Build4People YouTube Channel.

The Phnom Penh based company Studio4 under the guidance of the Build4People consortium leader, the University of Hamburg / Germany, has produced it.

Thanks for the valuable support and inspiring input of all involved.

13 March 2020

Presentation at a local school about China’s urban development and related challenges to global sustainability

10 March 2020

Fruitful Build4People Research Workshop at RUPP: Concepts and Measurement of Urban Quality of Life

06 March 2020

Successful Presentation Day of the Build4People Ecocity Transition Lab

03 March 2020

Exhibition Opening “Green Building and Sustainable Neighbourhoods” at META House, Phnom Penh

  • How do you want to live in the city?
  • How do you perceive urban quality of life?
  • What can be learned from Germany and Europe in terms of sustainable urban development of Phnom Penh?

The key aim of the Build4People exhibition „Green Building and Sustainable Neighbourhoods” is to raise awareness about these issues and to reach out to a wide public. Thereby, the exhibition with 32 posters in A1-Format provides information with easy-to-understand language and a focus on graphic visualisation and many photos. The main target group for this exhibition are the general public, but also architects, construction and engineering companies, developer enterprises and students / lecturers from institutions of higher education.

Build4People Video Clip: Exhibition Opening “Green Buildings and Sustainable Neighbourhoods”, 03/03/2020 published at Build4People YouTube Channel

03 March 2020

28 February 2020

Issue No. 53 of the peer-reviewed journal Pacific Geographies published

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal PACIFIC GEOGRAPHIES has been published.

26 February 2020

Presentation at Ho Chi Minh City Department of Planning and Architecture (DPA)

19 February 2020

Publication of the 2nd video clip of the Build4People project


This video clip published via YouTube is a documentation of our successful Build4People project launch & conference event at Sunway Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 26 November 2019.

The Phnom Penh based company Studio4 under the guidance of the Build4People consortium leader, the University of Hamburg, Germany, has produced it.

Thanks for the valuable support and inspiring input of all involved.