The early stages of planting a forest in Kerala. Photo: Handout
The early stages of planting a forest in Kerala. Photo: Handout

How Japan’s tiny forests are helping cool India’s heat islands in major cities like Mumbai and Chennai

  • Japanese ecologist Akira Miyawaki pioneered the method of cultivating pockets of green space in urban environments around the world
  • Indian engineer Shubhendu Sharma became so fascinated with Miyawaki forests he built an algorithm to develop them more precisely

The early stages of planting a forest in Kerala. Photo: Handout
The early stages of planting a forest in Kerala. Photo: Handout
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