Pollution Research Paper

Vol 39, Nov Suppl. Issue, 2020; Page No.(186-191)

URBAN HEAT ISLAND MITIGATION AND MIYAWAKI FORESTS: AN ANALYSIS

ANJU LIS KURIAN

Abstract

The effects of Urban Heat Islands (UHI) are on an upsurge all over the world due to rapid urbanization and demographic explosion. So, mitigating the UHI became an urgent need of city dwellers as well as everyone due to the widespread impact of global warming. Conservation of natural environment is considered as the most suitable mechanism for countering the adverse effects of UHI. But maintenance of natural environment in urban centres are challenging due to lack of space, maintenance cost etc. Here, the Miyawaki forests put forward a solution to the UHI as well as the greening of urban space. Thus this article looks into the causes of UHIs and the effectiveness of Miyawaki method of forestation in mitigating the adverse effects of UHI and its suitability in urban areas.

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