Greenery in Urban Areas

Malawi

In the past century, urban areas have significantly expanded; now, over half of the world's population lives in a city. According to the United Nations, as the global population grows and people continue to move to cities, this number is predicted to increase to two-thirds of people living in urban areas by 2050. This prediction also projects that close to 90% of this urbanization will be in Asia and Africa. Therefore, it is essential to include green spaces and parks in urban environments to increase the quality of life and reduce the environmental impact of cities.

Crowddroner Raymond Chigamba mapped the Malawi Housing Corporation Park located in the city of Blantyre in the Southern region of Malawi. It is a recreational space where the residents can unwind and enjoy nature's pleasures. You often see people socializing, exercising, and meditating. In these images, it's clear that the owners take good care of the park to attract more people and promote more urban green spaces in the city.

Urban green spaces are crucial for the well-being of city dwellers. Plenty of research shows that urban green areas increase the quality of life, promote inclusion in the communities, and even reduce the financial burdens of healthcare. It is essential to keep green spaces green and protect them from. Drones mapping help many cities worldwide plan and maintain their green spaces in the cities.

Raymond Chigamba

Drone operator

Raymond is a Crowddroning operator based in Malawi. He submitted these images and maps as part of the Drones 4 Sustainable Forestry and Urban Green Challenge by GLOBHE to highlight local community challenges in forests in his home country. Raymond is an experienced drone operator and a valuable member of GLOBHE's Crowddroning community.