Naturalising the River Front – a monograph by INTACH

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Front cover of the monograph

River front development is the new buzz word in the lexicon of urban local bodies. Taking up a river front sends a signal of smartness, dynamism and happening. Most river fronts, however, are celebrations of concrete with hard surfaces killing the eco- logical processes, habitats and niches.

But is there a way to create softer, natural river fronts where natural processes thrive, the river eco-system remains integrated, and a sense of serenity soothes and elevates the spirits of the visitor?

This monograph provides pointers to the several ways whereby concrete pavements recede and enable natural elements to come to the fore in river front development.

Manu Bhatnagar
Principal Director
Natural Heritage Division

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