Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series
The Urban Tree— Lost in Concrete?
‘If you are determined you can find a wilderness close to you, no matter where you live.’ (Ruskin Bond)
The tree has great significance in our lives. But the loss of this identity has its origin within the heroic nature of architecture and its stipulated growth especially in urban areas. The plausibility of making an honest inclusion of trees in the urban spaces is the need of the time for the sustainability of resources.
The entire 7,777-hectare of protected area in the Delhi Ridge is facing acute danger from all corners in the name of urbanization and construction. Its therefore an appropriate time to discuss what measures can be taken both individually and collectively to protect these urban trees which have more purpose than one, by looking at the magnitude of the situation not only from the purview of Delhi but also with a coincidental analysis of the situation in Bangalore.
Toxics Link and India International Center invites the citizens of Delhi and all those who are interested to a discussion on The Urban Tree—Lost in concrete?
- Prabhakar Rao, Kalpvriksh
- Vinay Sreenivasa, Hasiru Usuru, Bangalore
Moderated and chaired by Ravi Agarwal, Toxics Link
- Ecological perspectives and demographic statistics
- Policies and Intervention at the local, state, and national level
- Challenges and solutions
Date: 25th Nov 2010, Thursday
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 1, India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
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