How Japan’s tiny forests are helping cool India’s heat islands in major cities like Mumbai and Chennai – South China Morning Post

How Japan’s tiny forests are helping cool India’s heat islands in major cities like Mumbai and Chennai – South China Morning Post
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The land outside the Kotturpuram railway station in Chennai, on the South Indian coast, was once a barren stretch people avoided, filled with construction debris and rubbish. Today, it is lined with lush trees of jamun, neem, Java plum and teak, attracting birds, bees and butterflies.Modelled on the concept devised by Japanese botanist and ecologist Akira Miyawaki, it is just one of the many miniature urban forests to have sprung up in major Indian cities.Miyawaki, now 93, in 2006 won the Blue…Read More

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