Concrete Galore: The Transformation Of Bengaluru

The concretising didn’t stop with roads; like a cancer it spread across to pavements, as paved regions into parks, and even into urban forests like Turahalli where, thankfully, public resistance stopped it. But the phenomenon is so widespread now, that it shows up in satellite imageries, and when it rains, the city floods in no time as there is simply no open ground for water to percolate. And in summer ‘heat islands’ result, desiccating what little greenery is left.

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How To Protect Trees From Needless Felling In Bangalore

The third workshop organised as part of ESG’s ‘How To’ Workshop series 17 February 2018 ; Time: 4.30 pm to 7 pm ; Venue: @ ESG Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070. https://goo.gl/maps/5jrH71vvnC12 Downloads: How To Protect Trees and Green Bangalore   ‘How to do it?’ workshop An ESG initiative   How to protect trees from needless felling in Bangalore   There is wide-spread concern over the recent proposal to once

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How To Save Trees In Cities And Make Urban Planning People Centric

Some Ideas to Advance Public Involvement in Urban Decision Making Recently, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) received a surge of objections from people opposing the felling of hundreds of trees for the proposed steel flyover on Ballari Road and the widening of Jayamahal Road. In addition, concerns have been raised regarding the ongoing felling of trees on Kanakapura Road and Mysore Road. There is also the threat of mass felling of trees along the western corridors of

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State Of Environmental Decision-Making In India

A workshop for Practitioners 23 April 2017 ; Time: 8.00 AM ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, #1575, Intermediate Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070 (abutting ESG office) Downloads: State_Environmental_Decision_Making_India_Workshop_Invitation_Apr_2017                                         Environmental, Social Justice and Governance Initiatives                     Citizen consumer and civic Action Group (CAG)     State of

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Bangalore’s Own Green Ambassador Reminds Us Of What It Took To Make Bangalore The Greenest City In The 1980s

Even as BBMP and the Government dither on complying with High Court directions to involve citizenry in re-greening efforts 1 December 2014 Downloads: Karnataka High Court’s 7th August 2014 decision on steps needed to re-green Bangalore In “Green lessons from the past”  (published in Deccan Herald, Dec 02, 2014), S. G. Neginhal reveals how extensively and sensitively the Karnataka Forest Department worked to protect the fast depleting greenery of Bangalore during the 1980s.  The article

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An Urgent Appeal To Help Verify Claims Of BBMP About Tree Planting In Bangalore City

Requesting Bangaloreans to count trees planted by BBMP since 2007 22 April 2014 Downloads: BBMP submission to Karnataka High Court on trees planted since 2007 ESG Appeal to Count Bangalore Trees   On 21st April 2014, the Counsels of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP: Greater Bangalore City Corporation) placed before the Hon’ble Chief Justice Mr. D. H. Waghela and Justice Mrs. B. V. Nagarathna a compilation of tree planting activities in Bangalore. The document claims

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Hasire Usiru : Campaign To Reclaim Bangalore’s Commons

Report: Fantastic Response for “Campaign to Reclaim Bengaluru.” Bengaluru, 30 November 2008 Downloads: hasire-usiru-campaign-reclaim-bengaluru.docx 30 November 2008, Bangalore FANTASTIC RESPONSE FOR “CAMPAIGN TO RECLAIM BENGALURU” Campaigners Light a Candle in memory of victims of senseless attacks in Mumbai Over 2,000 people gathered on the steps of the Town Hall in Bengaluru on the evening of 29th November Saturday, in a strong statement of strength against projects the destroy lives, livelihoods and greenery in Bangalore. This

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Campaign Against Illegal Tree Felling In Bangalore

19 August 2003 Background “The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life activity; it affords protection to all beings, offering shade even to the axe-man who destroys it” – Gautam Buddha Bangalore, the “Garden City” once boasted a skyline of trees, the towering canopies a source of constant pride to Bangaloreans. But over the years, urbanization and

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Note On The Ongoing Cubbon Park Denotification And Construction Of LH Annexe Controversy

Written by Leo Saldanha 2 November 1998 Bangalore Note on the ongoing Cubbon Park denotification and construction of LH Annexe controversy   Leo F. Saldanha 02 November 1998 Note The Karnataka Government Parks (Preservation) Act of 1975 clearly states that:   Sec 3 (1): This act shall apply to all lands and buildings within the limits of such parks belonging to the State Government as the State Government may from time to time, by notification

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Campaign Against Illegal Tree Felling In Bangalore

Background                              Bangalore, the “Garden City” once boasted a skyline of trees, the towering canopies a source of constant pride to Bangaloreans. But over the years, urbanization and a fast growth rate have taken their toll on the city and it is now common to see more and more buildings and structures poking out above the trees. Bangalore’s image is gradually changing from a “garden city” to a high tech, “silicon city” image. According to

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