Crafting an Urban Forest in Bangalore:
Between the bustling city and the fertile village lies a fragile and frequently exploited landscape: the rural-urban fringe. The 390-acre Avalahalli forest, at the northern fringes of Bangalore, is a forest in disarray: dry, mismanaged and degrading. However, Avalahalli has potential to transform into the largest green open spaces in Bangalore, providing essential recreational and ecosystem services.
This project aims to regenerate a degraded urban forest through ecologically sound practices of master planning and development guidelines. The outcome of this project would be a multi-phased proposal, addressing accessibility, vegetation, water, and soil management. It would re-establish a connection with nature and potentially act as a catalyst for future development.