Urban Forest and Recreational Facilities along Treated Malir River
Keywords:Urban forest, sustainable rivers, recreational facilities, UNSDG, SEPA
Nature is the best teacher and reconnects the mechanically lost man with originality. Considering the fundamental role of nature in the nurture of mankind, this study aims to emphasise the need for green spaces within the urban metropolis for improved lifestyles and a sustainable environment. The conditions of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDG) necessitate a cleaner environment, clean air, water and sanitation. The quantitative research proposes jogging track, artiﬁcial forest implementation and recreational facilities along with the treated Malir river water sections. For this research, a questionnaire-based analysis is conducted. This study proposes a notion of urban forest recreation for the citizens, dwellers and monetary contribution for maintaining such facilities based on the quantitative analysis of the collected data. As a result, the analytics of the survey reveals that people would welcome the use of such options for recreation. According to the data received, the respondents ponder that these green places could enhance their quality of life with a preference for sharing green space with their family and friends and also increase some soothing hobbies in urban areas. Most respondents prefer urban forestry supporting water sports, boating and ﬁshing areas in Karachi. The feasibility of the proposed model is ensured with critical analysis and assessment of public income for Tax, preferences of green places assessment, use of recreational areas, and willingness to pay for entry in the green area.
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