The task of developing and maintaining the 250 parks of Ahmedabad is complicated by a few factors –
1. This effort is not led, governed, and executed by trained manpower.
2. Only a portion of the allocated budget is actually spent towards this effort.
3. There has been no consolidated, adaptable model for this effort.
The goal of this on-going initiative continues to be to create an adaptable, sustainable, and cost-conscious model for the design and refurbishment of public parks in a city.
Land available for parks was identified in different areas of the city, and in different socio-economic groups. The identified parks varied in size, and significance. Background studies were undertaken for each independent park.
Supported by the U.N Mehta Foundation, the first phase of the initiative has seen the completion of 6 parks.