While many developers create housing societies, very few look at them as living spaces. This is why you’ll see congested living areas in most metropolitan cities throughout the world. For developers looking to maximize their profits, turning each space into a residential plot or building is the only main purpose, whereas town planners and municipalities are given the authority to regulate how constructions are done and regulate sustainable practices. However, not all housing societies are built in this way and many developers are geared towards providing healthy living spaces to families where they can thrive. In this blog, we’ll look at the importance of parks in neighbourhoods and why you should be looking at similar housing societies.
Parks In Neighbourhoods
The importance of parks in neighbourhoods is undeniable for they allow the residents of a housing society to relax and enjoy a host of recreational activities. Zameen.com also partners with developers for whom developing healthy living spaces is the primary purpose, and you’ll see that all of our projects featuring plots and constructed houses are those that abide by the construction bylaws of cities they are located in. The importance of parks in neighbourhoods is unparalleled thus, and for these reasons:
Environmental Effect Of Parks
It is rightfully said that forests are the lungs of the earth, because they do more than clearing the air and causing rain. In recent years, Pakistan has been badly hit with smog, which has emerged as a global phenomenon now with even the US and Australia not spared from it. These climatic disasters have thus highlighted the need for developing designated forest areas where plantations can be so dense that it will help regulate the temperature easily.
The same is achievable with parks in neighbourhoods. While bylaws dictate open spaces at the ends of each street in a properly planned housing society, they also highlight the need for a certain area of open park. Apart from installing a play area for kids and jogging track, the remainder of the area can be used to plant indigenous and shady plant species. You can read all about the best plantation practices in this blog.
A dense park helps cool down temperature and regulate air circulation, providing greater ventilation to the houses located near to it. This also translates into higher property prices as well.
These days, most yoga centers are located in open spaces. Experts believe that being surrounded by green spaces has a positive effect on human health. For calming exercises such as yoga, there is no better place than a park. Therefore, parks should be located everywhere, especially in neighborhoods, so as to provide people with an opportunity to relax and unwind from their daily life.
While most housing societies also have gymnasiums and community centers these days, there is still yoga need to be surrounded by open green spaces where one can find their connection to nature. Park gymnasiums and jogging tracks also offer avenues for recreational activities, whereas, a small zoo or kids’ play area can provide a fun respite to the entire family.
Experts around the world believe that green spaces help reduce crime rate. A study conducted by the North Carolina State University and Clemson University has shown that renovating parks or developing green spaces in abandoned open spaces significantly reduces crime, especially that related to property. In addition to this, it proposes that with greater community and recreational features, more people are drawn towards spending their time here.
Promoting Community Wellness
Parks in neighborhoods promote community wellness and enhance social skills of kids. It instills a sense of community and belonging. It’s a place where people can get together freely and also deliberate on their problems, if any, they are facing in the housing society.
It’s a great way of getting together with other residents, planning elections, and mobilizing support for any cause or planning events or fundraisers. There are a host of activities that one can do.
An open, safe, and communal place is thus important for the communal well being of individuals. Therefore, for your well being and that of your family, you should pick a housing society that has adequate parks. For the developers as well, there is a need to develop healthy and thriving green spaces for people to live.
Also check out:
- Nisar Shaheed Park, Karachi
- Karachi’s revival of parks
- Best family parks in Karachi
- Best family parks in Islamabad
- Most famous parks in Lahore
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