Cheaper residents Alternative to redevelopment Away from busy city life No traffic jams Closer to nature
Removal of forests Growth in to wildlife inhabitations Increase in pollution Decrease in soil quality Addition of wastes in the water bodies High dependencies on transport Isolation from business area
Loss of open space Loss of contiguous habitats Increase in lower quality habitats, decreased habitat structure Contaminants in ecosystem Changes in watershed patterns Decreased air quality impacts on plant growth and function
Increased:• Connectedness › a) Interconnected street grid reduces traffic › b) Promotes walking, biking, etc.• Sustainability• Walking distance to amenities › -Pedestrian friendly › -no necessity further than a 10-15 min walk (including work and school)• Social interaction• Diversity
Increase awareness through educational campaigns. Seriousness on the part of authorities to the menace. Clear demarcation of forest and urban areas. Inclusive growth to reduce migration to metros.
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