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Green spaces in urban areas play an important role in creating sustainable and liveable communities, and are essential for promoting the health and well-being of both humans and the environment. Elaborate.

Topic: urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

2.  Green spaces in urban areas play an important role in creating sustainable and liveable communities, and are essential for promoting the health and well-being of both humans and the environment. Elaborate. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The HinduInsights on India

Why the question:

Over the past two years, Hyderabad, which has emerged as a powerhouse of infrastructure growth in Telangana, has won multiple awards for being a green city with an improving forest cover. Speaking on the floor of the Assembly last Monday while presenting the annual Budget, Finance Minister T. Harish Rao listed these awards and achievements.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about green spaces in urban areas and the benefits associated with them.

Directive word:

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by explaining the concept of green spaces.

Body:

In the first part, write about the ecological benefits of green spaces – Green spaces provide a number of environmental benefits, such as reducing the urban heat island effect, improving air quality, and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

Next, write about the social benefits of green spaces – recreation, exercise, and relaxation, and can help to improve mental health and reduce stress levels.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.