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Growing Pains

While Phnom Penh continues to consolidate its role as the primary city of Cambodia, the country’s secondary cities are continuing to act and expand as regional centres in their own right. Growing Pains takes a snapshot look at how urbanisation is impacting three of these cities – Sihanoukville, Battambang, and Siem Reap – and, in particular, their urban poor settlements.