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Need of Open Spaces/Parks in the fast growing Urban Areas
Hi,
This is Jnan. I am a student doing my Masters in Urban Planning in India.
During the course of my education we have come across planning guidelines and we get a chance to observe the actual situation in the field during our studio exercises. One such case that I observed during my studies which bothers me a lot is "reducing urban green spaces to cater the recreational need of the growing urban population". As per the UDPFI guidelines which is an accepted planning standard in Indian context, specifies 10 Sq.Mt. of recreational space per person in an urban area. The land in the growing urban space is becoming costlier day by day. At the same time the need of the land for other purposes is increasing which are financially beneficial. So the need of the recreational space somehow gets suppressed by all other factors.
How possibly can we address this issue, especially when we are dealing with fast growing cities? Can anybody please throw some light on this?
Jnananjan Panda
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Need of Open Spaces/Parks in the fast growing Urban Areas
hello Jnan.
this is just something I recall that I�ve read somewhere, but you may wish to check on the challenges concerning the green-belt zones of London. I believe that those in charge face a similar dilemma from which you may derive some insight.
Jofer Magsi
Need of Open Spaces/Parks in the fast growing Urban Areas
Jnananjan, The reason why green of open spaces disappear in urban areas is due to the greed of both private developers and city councillors. In the case of London, our so-called Mayor of London Ken Livingston is allowing an increasing number of historial green areas to be damaged or destroyed in this way. This is hidden by propaganda such as the "wonderful development being done for the 2012 Olympic Games in London". :(
Frank John Snelling
Need of Open Spaces/Parks in the fast growing Urban Areas
will by govn.body to maintaine old parks,allocate/creat/develop and consider the praposals of such kind is the only way.i am uploading a picture of sayaji baug a 105 years old garden at vadodara,india pramoted by late maharaja[king] of which fruiets are enjoyed today.
Dushyant Nathwani
Need of Open Spaces/Parks in the fast growing Urban Areas
hi , i am studying tis same topic in my dissertation . and i am currently a foruth yr student frm pune. n i am studyng tis topic in respect to pune city in maharashtra. i have got lost so can u pls help me n let me knw hw shuld i ptu ti s topic in fronth of other n can u suggest me some books or site. i have my final submissions .
Amrita Patil
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