Tag: urbanization

5 promising financing options for urban forestry in India

Unlike urban farming or agro-forestry, urban forestry provides products and services that are largely intangible. How can you charge someone for breathing fresh air? Therefore, a viable revenue model cannot be developed easily. Authorities usually rely on grants from government, bilateral/multilateral organisation, foundations to meet operational costs. Many […]

Urbanisation trends in India

Since the dawn of the Industrial Era, urbanization is considered to be an inevitable and universal process. This is because urbanization and urban areas have conditions that are prerequisites for the industrial and technological revolutions and the associated economic development that followed. The conditions for industrialization includes access […]

The Heat Island Effect

When you are living in a city, you naturally feel the need to crank up the AC; whether at home or in your cars. In Delhi, summers can touch temperatures of 45 degree Celsius or more! But when you move to open spaces, where there is a bit […]

Human habitation in coastal environments

In a previous post, I talked about how climate change is a major threat to the coastal ecosystems of the world. But I also said that that’s not the only threat…. Truth is, most of the effects of climate change can be buffered by the ecosystem itself. That’s because climate […]