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Uddin, Mohammad Nasir (2006) The relationship between urban forestry and poverty alleviation. Other thesis, SLU.

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Among different benefits of urban forestry, economic benefits can be given more priority in the developing parts of the world. This report described how the poor people of Dhaka can be benefited by well planned Urban Forestry Programme. By analysing the present green resources and poverty situation in Dhaka & using more practical and life experienced example, this project gave overall ideas of major direct and indirect benefits of Urban Forestry programme. Poor people in Dhaka have already a relation in daily life for their livelihood in the cities green spaces. The standard life quality of the poor can be increased by getting them more urban forestry benefits. Industry on nursery and other forest products are creating employment opportunities to the poor and give them extra earning sources. As most of the poor in Dhaka can not get electricity, pure drinking water or other services from the city corporation, urban forestry can increase the possibility to give those services by giving fuel wood, purified water, air etc. Most of the poor inhabitants in Dhaka are working in the outdoor environment and facing environmental hazardous situations due to the continuous pollutions. City forests and trees will decrease pollutions and create a nice working environment for the poor. Moreover getting shelter during day and night poor are saving money from their different expenditure and getting security mentally or economically. Creating recreational places for street children give them the same right to grown up their children in a healthy environment. Also involving the poor in the decision making process will decrease the powerless situation of poor in the society. This report also analyzes the data of current urban green resources in Dhaka and possibility of getting those benefits in practical real life situations .In a final discussions this report shows a possible model to address the poverty by urban forestry in a practical life situations in Dhaka.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: Poverty, Urban forestry, Poverty Alleviations, Relationships, Dhaka, Developing country, Opportunity, Empowerment, Security, Green Resources, Open Spaces, Analysis , Peri-urban, Urban Areas.
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Mohammad Nasir Uddin
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:42
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/1143

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