The Benefits of the Miyawaki Urban Forest in DMRC Residential Complex: How Urban Forests are Changing Cities

Cities like Delhi, Noida etc are often associated with concrete and steel, but urban forests are changing the way we view urban environments. Urban forests are green spaces in cities that provide a range of benefits, from reducing urban heat island effects to improving air quality. One example of an urban forest that is changing the landscape of the city is the Miyawaki Urban Forest in DMRC Residential Complex, Noida (UP) created by Rise Foundation as per UPPCB guidelines.

The Miyawaki Urban Forest is a unique approach to reforestation that involves planting a variety of native tree species in a small area to create a dense, self-sustaining forest ecosystem. This method has been shown to promote biodiversity, increase soil health, and reduce carbon footprint. Here are some of the benefits of the Miyawaki Urban Forest in DMRC Residential Complex:

  1. Improved Air Quality: Trees in urban forests act as natural air filters, removing pollutants from the air and improving air quality. This is particularly important in cities, where poor air quality can have negative impacts on public health.
  2. Reduced Urban Heat Island Effect: Urban forests help reduce the urban heat island effect, which is when cities experience higher temperatures than surrounding areas due to the absorption of heat by buildings and concrete. This effect can lead to increased energy consumption and reduced air quality.
  3. Increased Biodiversity: By planting a variety of native tree species, the Miyawaki Urban Forest promotes biodiversity and provides a habitat for a range of wildlife. This can help to create a more sustainable ecosystem in the city.
  4. Improved Mental Health: Urban forests provide access to nature, which has been shown to improve mental health and reduce stress.
  5. Educational Opportunities: The Miyawaki Urban Forest can be used as an educational tool, providing opportunities for hands-on learning about ecology, environmental science, and sustainability.

This is first of its kind of urban forest where 100mtr length and 1 mtr wide space is used for plantation of 300 saplings.

The Miyawaki Urban Forest in DMRC Residential Complex is an example of how urban forests can transform the cityscape. By creating green spaces in the heart of the city, we can create a more sustainable future for generations to come. Through initiatives like this, we can promote a greater appreciation for the natural world and create a more livable and sustainable city for all.

Thanks to team Rise Foundation Mr. Madhukar Varshney, Deepak Bhardwaj, Munish Kundra , Anmol and MCD School Management. For such projects, feel free to reach Rise Foundation at or contact at +91 9717764262


Published by RISE Foundation

NGO Working in Waste Managament, Environmrnt Protection and Women Empowerment

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