URBAN LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT AND IMPLICATIONS: FOR GREENING OF URBAN AREAS AND CONTROLLING POLLUTION IN CONTEXT TO INDIAN CONDITIONS

T. Joshi, D.R. Gautam
In the last decade many of the developing countries in Asia have witnessed rapid growth of industrialization and have emerged as economic power house. This express growth in industrialization has lead to unplanned expansion of urban areas by large scale cutting of trees, converting agricultural land for human habitation. This has affected adversely on general environment and maintaining ecological balance. Moreover, in this blind race of growth and development indiscriminative “mining” is also identified as another potential threat to environment. Rapid migration and increase in population in the urban areas has also lead to large scale spreading of air and water pollution, garbage etc., and also impairing aesthetic value of area / land. This study was aimed to initiate eco-restoration efforts; rehabilitation of mined out areas; identification and selection of the suitable plant species for afforestation; creating environmental awareness; standardization of horticultural practices with relevance to urban landscape management. Now, it is well accepted that urban greening plays an important role in the social and natural sustainability of a city. An increase of vegetated surfaces in the urban landscape, provide ecological diversity etc. - can help mitigate several negative effects of urbanization on climate, air pollution, since they contribute to the reduction of the structural differences between the urban area and its rural surrounding.
Joshi, T. and Gautam, D.R. (2010). URBAN LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT AND IMPLICATIONS: FOR GREENING OF URBAN AREAS AND CONTROLLING POLLUTION IN CONTEXT TO INDIAN CONDITIONS. Acta Hortic. 881, 235-239
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2010.881.30
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2010.881.30
environment, mining, ecological balance, management, runoff
English

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