No one can deny the importance of our habitat. Habitat is a specified place for a population equipped with all the basic facilities for survival and thriving. It is a place that promises growth and increases the quality of life by multiple folds.
And what is the one habitat for us all that we should be grateful for? Yes, you guessed it right! Nature – the one and only place which connects us all and binds us together.
We cannot stress the importance of maintaining our natural ecosystems enough. There has been surprisingly rich data available on how we are destroying natural resources. With this easily available data comes an additional burden of doing whatever we can to limit or minimize the negative impacts.
The main problems and factors that are causing this distress are:
- Over-Dependence on Fossil Fuels
- Zero Urban Planning
- Resource Exploitation
- Lack of Managerial Policies
- Land Encroachment
- Uncontrolled Expansion of Urban Land
According to WHO (World Health Organization), green spaces and their inclusion in urban areas is the sole and most reasonable answer to this situation. They will not only enhance urban health but will add to the appeal of the cities as well.
But the most important question that arises here is “what are green spaces” and why are they the talk of the town?
If you are also a curious little soul, then you have landed on the right page. Let us embark on the journey where we will explore the perks of green spaces.
What are Green Spaces?
One of the most commonly used definitions of green space is any land, large or small, that is covered with greenery.
This means that any place where you see a substantial amount of greenery, be it a sidewalk, footpath, or jungle, is undoubtedly a green space.
It is a no-brainer that greenery is essential for humans to thrive. We need oxygen for our body to function, and we need to exhale carbon dioxide. The green plants provide us with oxygen. Hence no plants in sight mean limited availability of oxygen, which in turn can prove to be disastrous.
What are the Types of Green Spaces in Cities?
Given below are the various types of green spaces in cities that you need to know about:
- Urban Greenery
- National Parks
- Urban Forests
Recreational parks and Gardens
Nowadays, housing societies such as Capital Smart City Islamabad are including green spaces in their masterplan. This way, they are ensuring a sustainable and investment-worthy project in the capital city of Pakistan.
What is the Importance of Green Spaces in Cities?
Let us discuss the importance of green spaces in the urban scenario in a bit of detail:
- Positive Mental Health
- Prevents the Onset of Water Disasters
Positive Mental Health
The cement, concrete, and too much synthetic material might look all flashy, but it is not a calming sight. This is when people resort to going to urban parks and playgrounds to freshen up their minds.
The green color of the plants is said to have a positive impact on the mind as it is not only soothing but also relaxes the tensed muscles.
Green spaces in cities can offer this relaxing and peaceful environment for investors. Moreover, those who are struggling with health disorders should definitely visit green spaces.
Prevents the Onset of Water Disasters
There is a reason why cities are always on the hit list of water disasters despite years of planning and development. This is due to the lack of enough green spaces in the cities. If there are green spaces inside the cities, such as sidewalks, green belts, parks, and roadside temptations, then all the abundant rainfall can have a place to go.
Moreover, storms are also reduced because the green spaces can effectively filter all the stormwater. More importantly, the roots of the plants help to keep all the nutrients in place hence preventing the start of the excessive richness of nutrients.
Green spaces are the perfect way to balance out the temperature in nature. You might have heard of the term Climate Change. It is a phenomenon in which the temperature of the earth is changing, which leads to intense weather and changing weather patterns across the globe.
In addition to this happening, the lack of green spaces can also make summers more unbearable in the cities. But you do not have to face this problem if you are living in Blue World City Islamabad. This real estate project has large green spaces, which keep the temperature maintained.
The Bottom Line
Green spaces might look like dreamy things on the surface, but it is an age-old concept. There is a need for real estate developers to understand the importance of these green spaces. They are not only a way to live a healthier life but are aesthetically pleasing as well.