Humanities Salon — Past Futures: Angkor and the debate on sustainable low-density urbanism

22 March 2011
Professor Roland Fletcher, Department of Archaeology and Christophe Pottier, Ecole Française d’Extrème Orient

Societies of every known socio-economic system and magnitude have used low density settlements patterns from dispersed hunter-gatherer camps to the industrial megalopolis. Between the late 1st millennium BCE and the mid 2nd millennium CE three regions in the tropics in Mesoamerica, South Asia and South-East Asia produced vast, agrarian-based, low-density urban settlements. The largest, situated in modern Cambodia, was Angkor. Click here for more information