AUDA SEES GREEN AHEAD

Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) had announced in February 2013 a revised City Draft Development Plan 2021 that proposed mandatory ‘green streets’ which would serve as green public spaces for a variety of recreational and leisurely activities.

AUDA was planning to connect parks, plazas, and open spaces in a “green network” that protected the health of its citizenry. It visualised green streets meant to boost tree cover. Planned green streets would strive for tree plantation and street landscaping while unplanned green streets would be left with extensive tree cover.

Planning and development often ignores the genuine need for creating open space for larger public good. In the past, open space could be seen at many towns and cities and the traditional square was where community gatherings and functions were held.

AUDA was infusing new ideas into the concept of how people looked at public spaces. With rapid urbanisation a massive number of trees were uprooted or chopped away dangerously affecting the green cover needed to sustain normal health.

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AUDA was planning to connect parks, plazas, and open spaces in a “green network” that protected the health of its citizenry. It visualised green streets meant to boost tree cover. Planned green streets would strive for tree plantation and street landscaping while unplanned green streets would be left with extensive tree cover.

Planning and development often ignores the genuine need for creating open space for larger public good. In the past, open space could be seen at many towns and cities and the traditional square was where community gatherings and functions were held.

AUDA was infusing new ideas into the concept of how people looked at public spaces. With rapid urbanisation a massive number of trees were uprooted or chopped away dangerously affecting the green cover needed to sustain normal health.

AUDA was planning to connect parks, plazas, and open spaces in a “green network” that protected the health of its citizenry. It visualised green streets meant to boost tree cover. Planned green streets would strive for tree plantation and street landscaping while unplanned green streets would be left with extensive tree cover.

Planning and development often ignores the genuine need for creating open space for larger public good. In the past, open space could be seen at many towns and cities and the traditional square was where community gatherings and functions were held.

AUDA was infusing new ideas into the concept of how people looked at public spaces. With rapid urbanisation a massive number of trees were uprooted or chopped away dangerously affecting the green cover needed to sustain normal health.