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Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2002  |  Volume: 2  |  Issue: 11  |  Page No.: 1011 - 1012

Planning Green Spaces in Poverty Line Areas

Asrar Sarwar, Muhammad Qasim and Rashid Ahmad


The urban poor, residing in slum and squatter settlements place a high priority on gaining access to basic services for improving their quality of life. The study aimed to explore possibilities for providing green spaces to the people living in these areas. A survey was conducted to study potential role of green spaces in daily life of the people and ascribed health and social benefits. Sixty eight percent respondents reported health benefits, those perceived psychological benefits were 42% and social benefits entailed by 40%. Seventy eight percent pledged to participate in the development of green spaces in the form of cash, provision of labor and supervision.

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