Slide left and right to see Mumbai’s green cover transition from the 1980’s to now!
Reimagine Mumbai’s green spaces!
Think about your favourite park in Mumbai. Perhaps it’s a favourite tree, or a patch of shade on your walk home. Maybe it’s where you had picnics when you were young, or one of the few places in the city where you can hear birds sing. Now imagine if you could plan the next city park. Where would you put it?
Open space per person in Mumbai (sq.m.)
Open space per person in London (sq.m.)
In 2019, the BMC pledged to create 100 new urban forests of indigenous species in the city, and the locations are still being determined. If you have a dream for the kind of city Mumbai could be, speak up now!
Green cover lost in Mumbai in the last 40 years
Green cover remaining today
In the last 40 years, Mumbai has lost 60% of its green cover, and is now left with 13% green cover. Studies have shown that 68 of the city’s 88 wards lost green cover in the last two decades. Some of the worst were Goregaon (from 62.5% green space in 2001 to 17% in 2011), Andheri West, and Malad.
The city has some of the most rapid urban growth in the country, which is only making its growing air pollution, carbon emissions, water scarcity and poor public infrastructure worse. We know that Mumbaikars are well informed, and we all know the threat that climate change poses to our city. It’s time for us to take action and hold our government accountable for their promises. We deserve green spaces that are well-maintained, accessible to the public, with entry for all.
Vote for where you would like Mumbai’s next park to be, and we will send your vote to the BMC!