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Greening public spaces in and around Adyar


Introduction

M Parthasarathy and his green team influenced the development of Eco Park in Periyar Centre for Science and Technology.

Product or concept

Planting of native tree species at public spaces and proper care and maintenance of the saplings.

Problem being solved

Saplings planted in public spaces without proper planning and after care measures set in place.

Process or technology involved

  • Analysis of subsequent civil infrastructure planning and maintenance costs at given plot of land.
  • Selection and plantation of native tree species at the Eco Park.
  • Use of plastic mesh tree guards for the saplings.
  • Establishing proper maintenance practise of the tree species once planted.

Sustainability benefits

  • Increase green cover in residential pockets/public spaces in urban regions.
  • Reduction in improper planning of green spaces in residential areas.

User segments that will benefit

  • Municipal Corporations
  • Residential Communities

People or organizations involved

Dr. M. Parthasarathy and team, Orthopaedic Doctor, Adyar

Innovations or USPs

  • Sustainable and cost effective maintenance of the saplings through use of plastic mesh tree guards.
  • Afforestation drives are guided through principles of foresight-driven civic infrastructure planning and analysis of recurring costs.

Related engineering, science or business topics

  • Ecology
  • Urban Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Botany
  • Agricultural Sciences

Other interesting highlights

Dr. M Parthasarathy and his team planted saplings at Indira Nagar Second Avenue Extn II of which 70% of them are still standing currently.


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A little imagination in your corner is all it takes to green a city : The article details how M Parthasarathy and his green team were able to transform the eco-park located at the Periyar Science and Technology Centre and several public spaces in Kasthuribai Nagar, Adyar.

Make a visit to get a first-hand experience

Periyar Science and Technology Centre : You can visit the eco park at the Periyar Science and Technology Centre located at Kotturpuram.

M Parthasarathy : For more information about the planting activities, you can contact him through the website listed here.

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Experiment through do-it-yourself projects

DIY: designing vertical gardens for tiny spaces : The article discusses the different methods to build a vertical garden for public spaces in residential communities.

Green space design: getting started — DIY-style : The article lists several creative elements and principles to review when greening public spaces in urban regions.

10 Best Ways to Build a Sustainable Park : The article talks about the different factors to consider when greening public spaces in your community's surrounding.

Learn more

3 ways to cultivate more green space in your community : The article specifies three ways to cultivate green spaces in urban regions.

A Strategy for Urban Green Space : The document talks about the different tools and planning strategies residential communities can use to green their neighbourhood spaces.

Which Plant where? Species Selection for Urban Greening : The article lists down ways communities can select the right tree species to plant in their neighbourhood.

Ten Strategies for Transforming Cities and Public Spaces through Placemaking : The article lists down the different methods in engaging the communities for increasing their surrounding urban areas' green cover.

Friday Fun: How 2 Urban Communities Are Protecting Their Trees : The article details how two communities - Indonesia and New Delhi have increased the green cover in their neighbourhoods through conservation activities.