Urban Green Spaces Prospects and Retrospect's [chapter]

Akanksha Sangwan, Anjali Saraswat, Nand Kumar, Satish Pipralia, Ashwani Kumar
2022 Urban Green Spaces [Working Title]  
Urban green spaces (UGSs) are integral structural elements of the city's existence and are promoted to serve diverse functions such as recreation, ecological services, regulation of ambient air temperature and hydrological regime pollution abatement, social inclusion, enhancing amenity value, etc., in sum, they help minimize the adverse impacts of urbanization on the environment and improve citizens' habitable experiences. However, due to competing economic interests and demand on land for
more » ... us purposes such as residential, commercial, industrial and institutional, UGS in cities take a back seat and are seldom given desired attention, and Indian cities are no exception. The challenges faced by UGS are many and include Land availability, quantity, quality, distribution, accessibility, lack of intended purpose and stakeholder participation. Therefore, it is imperative to explore strategies for planning UGS to ensure their adequate provision and maintenance in cities. Unlike Western countries cities in India have diverse classification and hierarchy of green spaces, therefore, this text examines typology of green spaces, their provisions, associated benefits, emergent concerns in the Indian context through case studies and concludes with plausible strategies for inclusion in urban planning framework.
doi:10.5772/intechopen.102857 fatcat:3jxlarnclramxcrvxpbzmi6nyy