Kathmandu City Beautification Strategy, Street Beautification as Intervention Strategy

_Kathmandu City Beautification Strategy - Street Beautification As Strategic Intervention_Sacheen Maharjan-1

Author: Sacheen Maharjan, Daayitwa Summer Fellow 2014

Beautification is the improvement of the visual appearance and aesthetics of the City. This can range from simple, purely visual elements, such as annual planting and colorful banners, to functional elements such as street lighting, furniture, and tree planting, as well as majorinfrastructure projects such as road and sidewalk creation and restoration. To attract visitors and establish city’s pride in global arena, it is essential to improve our appearance. We need to create a vision, and give our city a facelift; one that instills pride in the City, one in which the quality of life is important and turns Kathmandu City into both a true tourist destination and a location where people want to live, work and cherish. The goal of the study is to develop community-owned, vibrant, pedestrian-friendly, clean, green and sustainable streetscape of Kathmandu City, with specific objectives to identify various problems and issues regarding the street beautification of Kathmandu City and to formulate strategies and plan of actions to be measured for the street beautification of Kathmandu City.

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