In a fast growing city, the place of nature is very challenging. On one hand, it forms the core framework based on which the city develops while on the other hand, it faces serious challenges in the realm of urban development. The research document attempts to construct a perspective to recognize the role and value of nature in making our cities more livable. On the way, the educational work delves on the natural history, relationship of nature with culture and lists and maps ecologically significant areas (both natural and manmade) in the city. The knowledge of the natural context will enable citizens to observe and analyze present day development opportunities and concerns in a much more sensitive and balanced manner in which conservation of city’s natural resources holds equal value.

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