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Vol. 3, No. 6, p. 425-432 - Dec. 31, 2016


Urban greening: a review of some Indian studies

Pradeep Chaudhry

Urban greenery generates many tangible and intangible benefits and contributes to improving environmental quality, quality of life and sustainable urban development. Research on various aspects of urban vegetation such as carbon sequestration, removing air pollutants, reducing noise, providing recreational amenity benefits is in infancy stage in India. This paper reviews few significant studies in different spheres of urban greenery from Indian cities. Some issues related to development and research in this direction and future management strategies to be adopted have been discussed.

Urban vegetation; Air quality improvement; Recreation and amenity value; Ecosystem services; India.


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