Avenue greenery and sustainable development of the city of Mysore, India

Krishne Gowda and Sridhara, M. V. (2013) Avenue greenery and sustainable development of the city of Mysore, India. Journal of Media and Social Development, 1 (1). pp. 104-125. ISSN 2320-8244

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Mysore is not only a city of palaces and heritage structures but also of parks, trees, sylvan avenues and boulevards. This has been so for long; from the time of Wodeyar Kings since early 19th century to the time of independence and even now. Though the tree population, its variety, grandeur, hugeness and its numbers are often coming to be destroyed in the name of city development as is been often highlighted by the media, the people and the administration are generally committed to improve the city's arboreal culture and considerably to replenish the losses. The roads, in the traditional areas as well as in the newly formed extensions are getting endowed with trees in all their variety and sylvan beauty. Provision of saplings is an important precondition and there are significant efforts including newspaper advertisements in place regarding these supplies. The urban forestry efforts should become coordinated with all the other development and service departments. Urban green administration is becoming more and more diversified and complex, demanding many techno-scientific inputs. The choices of proper or suitable saplings, their production are all to be undertaken in an informed manner. As of now, we do not have suitable technical people to accomplish these tasks. It requires a program of training; and of a training of trainers too Coordination between many cognate departments of government is necessary. These departments have to have a healthy liaison between them. Otherwise, cost to the exchequer as well as to the citizenry will be high; doing and undoing of things will increase and will become a nuisance to city life. Recording of coordinating experiences will itself be a new area of research and will become an important element in urban studies. Since this involves public education, the role of media is infact increasing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tree planting, Avenue greenery, Sustainable development, Heat island effects, Aesthetic content, Ecological upgradation
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > IDS
Divisions: Department of > Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Raju C
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 12:03
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2022 06:13
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/15704

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