The Elements Of Urban Greenery Towards Environmental Improvement And Sustainability

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1. Introduction
Urban greenery is usually being refer as parks or green space but others also claimed that it include rooftop, household garden and streetscape. In this millennium, the cities all over the world are increasingly urbanized. An in burst of immigrants from rural areas to cities is causing the cities to become congested and polluted. The rapidly expanding population and overcrowded slum have hasten the urban development where old buildings are demolished and deforestation is carried out to provide more space for development to cater the needs of increasing population. As a result of urbanization, congestion, pollutions, climate change and emissions inevitably beset every city and historic cities are of no exception. Many historical urban areas vanished and greenery is out of sight, leaving only harsh concrete urban environment. In addition to that, defects and high humidity require governments to make arduous effort in conservation of the heritage. The present paper aims to address the elements of urban greenery which can be applied to George Town, the UNESCO Heritage Site in Malaysia and its
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Tewari, “Urban parks and gardens (or urban forests) also can be green infrastructures which are responsible for various environmental, social and educational benefits to the human society.” [18] In specific, according to Gauthier, the economic benefits are uncountable: reduction in air temperature due to tree cover, resulting in energy savings for city dwellers, the elevation of property values and protection of roads and buildings against landslide, flood and sand encroachment (FAO, 2006). Apart from these, trees and green spaces help to keep cities cool by playing the role as natural filters and noise absorbers, improving microclimates and the quality of natural resources including soil, water, vegetation & wildlife.

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