SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL AND ETHICAL ECONOMIC DEMAND OF URBAN PARKS IN GUJRAT CITY, PUNJAB, PAKISTAN
Anwar M.M., Fayyaz F., Aziz A., Mahmood M.R. SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL AND ETHICAL ECONOMIC DEMAND OF URBAN PARKS IN GUJRAT CITY, PUNJAB, PAKISTAN // Arid ecosystems. 2021. V. 27. № 2 (87). P. 33-40 | PDF
The study is projected to analyze a susceptible issue in Gujrat city Pakistan. Green spaces are being replaced by infrastructure in the city, and present green spaces and parks faces the challenges, including infrastructure development, lack of planning and budget. However, current land use planning gave a jerk to the city’s economy in the long run. Therefore, the strong need exists to analyze this issue to achieve the sustainable goals. It has been analyzed that resort places/parks are situated around the premises of the city and makes it difficult for the middle class to access. The results show that parks enhance social interaction between the residents of the area, the concerning authorities should manage budgetary constraints for green spaces and parks to improve overall picture of the city’s planning. The study suggested that the addition of green spaces is essential to improved urban growth of economy, agriculture and environmental engagement of people within the city. The government should endorse the idea of reserving the urban green places to improve the green ecology in the sight of the best interests of the area.
Keywords: Environmental engagement, Green spaces and parks, Infrastructure development, Land use planning, Sustainable goals.