• Student NITYA VARSHNEY
  • Code PLA21242
  • Faculty Architecture
  • Tutor/s Chandrani Chakrabarti
  • TA Gazal Nanwani

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Developing water commons along the forgotten stream.
The design develops a systematic approach for planting urban forest trails from the metro station plaza to the river with management strategies that improve the physical and ecological conditions of the degraded urban streams, irrigation needs, and stormwater improvements.A forest in a city...how could that be?“The project produces an aggregate of all community vegetation and green spaces that provides a myriad of environmental, health, and economic benefits for a community”. Thus, it acts as a valuable asset at both a regional hydrologic level as well as a local ecological level. The findings of the Urban Forest analysis demonstrate a rich, yet imperiled urban forest and riparian environment which can stimulate new research and public interest.The strong intent of protecting and restoring the stream results in the creation of a dense forest trail in the middle of the city. bringing back native plant species that have been lost over time would help the forest thrive and strengthen its ecological balance. The idea of the walkway is to get people to visit, understand and be a part of the ecosystem. Thus the creation of a system of capture, preservation, and restoration establishes a water commons in an urban accolade.