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|Title: ||Green Frame Work in Gondar Town|
|Authors: ||Tewodros, Ferede Habtie|
|Advisors: ||Prof. Dr. Beate Birkigt-Quentin|
|Keywords: ||Urbun design and Development|
|Copyright: ||Jun-2011 |
|Date Added: ||25-Jul-2012 |
|Abstract: ||Global warming could result in a rise in sea levels, changes in patterns of precipitation, more
variable weather, and many other consequences. These changes threaten our health, agriculture,
water resources, forests, wildlife.
Environmental effect from human pressure and land use has become a major problem worldwide
but the effects are felt more in the developing countries than in the developed countries because of
the high population growth rate and the associated rapid depletion of natural resources.
The Evergreen scrub vegetation type appeared to be expanding with increasing human influence
signifying a decrease in biomass of vegetation as a result of collecting wood for fuel and other
Deforestation and land Degradation in Ethiopia, however, are impairing the capacity of forests and
the land to contribute to food security and to provide other benefits such as fuel wood and fodder.
Ethiopians are facing rapid deforestation and degradation of land resources. Population increases
have resulted in extensive forest clearing for agricultural use, overgrazing, and exploitation of
existing forests for fuel wood, fodder, and construction materials. Forest areas have been reduced
from 40 percent a century ago to an estimated less than 3 percent today. The current rate of
deforestation is estimated at 160,000 to 200,000 hectares (ha) per year, and fertile topsoil is lost at
an estimated rate of one billion cubic meters per year (FAO 1981; UNEP 1983; Constable 1985;
Kuru 1990; Yirdaw 1996), resulting in massive environmental degradation and constituting a
serious threat to sustainable forest.
Environmental sustainability should not be seen as an add-on but should be included in the design
and the delivery of each project. One of the key messages of environmental sustainability is to
encourage green frame.
This study is conducted to green frame work for Gondar town. The basic method used is the
observation and analysis of the natural and green space of the area for their potentials and
constraint for green structure and to give a design solution.|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Urban Design & Development|
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