Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future

by Harini Nagendra

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In a rapidly urbanizing India, what is the future of nature conservation? How does the march of development impact the conflict between nature and people in Indias cities? Exploring these questions, Nature in the City examines the past, present, and future of nature in Bengaluru, one of Indias largest and fastest growing cities.

Once known as the Garden City of India, Bengalurus tree-lined avenues, historic parks, and expansive water bodies have witnessed immense degradation and destruction in recent years, but have also shown remarkable tenacity for survival. This book charts Bengalurus journey from the early settlements in the 6th century CE to the 21st century city, and demonstrates how nature has looked and behaved, and has been perceived in Bengalurus home gardens, slums, streets, parks, sacred spaces, and lakes.

A fascinating narrative of the changing role and state of nature in the midst of urban sprawl, and integrating research with stories of people and places, this book presents an accessible and informative story of a city where nature thrives and strives.
  • ISBN10 0199465924
  • ISBN13 9780199465927
  • Publish Date December 2016
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country IN
  • Imprint OUP India
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 244
  • Language English