International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2017)

Urban green in Delhi: A temporal analysis (1995-2016)


Awadh Narayan Choubey

Cities are human settlements usually known as indicator of the process of urbanization is much more than just buildings and people. The most “livable” cities in different parts of the world are not only known for their cityscapes but also for their urban green spaces. It would not be wrong in saying that in present times, due to their characteristics and potentials, urban green spaces have become one of the key foundations for the sustainable development of cities. They are crucial for providing a good quality of life within urban areas. They can be termed as ‘lungs’ of cities as they contribute to city dweller’s physical and mental health by providing places for informal recreation in the form of playground for children, spaces for walking, cycling, socializing, exercising and also provide breathing spaces to stress out from the bustling city life. Therefore, these spaces are often multi-functional as they are used in many different ways. The city dwellers appreciate these functions - social, psychological, health, aesthetic, ecological and economic - of urban green spaces. To make city dwellers aware of the importance of green space one needs to know the extent of such spaces in the city and the purpose or use of these spaces.
In the above framework, the present paper has tried to map the available green space in the city of Delhi; one of the greenest capitals in the world. The author has also explored the changes that have occurred in the last twenty years in the urban green of Delhi. This has been done just to understand how the green spaces in Delhi have changed during this period.
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Awadh Narayan Choubey. Urban green in Delhi: A temporal analysis (1995-2016). International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 4, 2017, Pages 427-431
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