Its a chilly start this week in Nairobi,but the hustle and grind is still on for the city dwellers.Hope you had a wonderful weekend, wherever you may have spent it. Even with the cold, something that stands out in this stone, steel and glass city is the effort to blend it with nature, Some parts of the city have successfully done this while others have a really long way to go. One thing for sure is that we cant turn a blind eye to the effort that is being made to make this city beautiful.
Incorporating nature into the city is not only just a beautifying scheme, but also is a positive move in making the place environmental friendly. A good example is planting of trees in the city streets. These trees help quite a lot in the circulation of clean air in the streets amid all the pollution. With the large number of people in the streets at any given point in time of day, there is a rising need for clean air in order to make it comfortable for the people to use the streets. Different plants and flowers that you might find planted in the middle of side walks also help a great deal in this.
The beauty brought about by nature when its incorporated in a city with fine architecture, is quite outstanding. Even during the cold season, the different color blends are a site to marvel at while driving or walking on the streets. Plus the trees also provide you with good shade from the sun ensuring you have a relaxed feel while walking through the city.
The initiative taken to beautify this city to make it ‘green’ is highly appreciated. However, some parts of the city would really need such kind of initiative done to them. The areas around City Hall, The Hilton Hotel and the I&M building have made really good progress in using nature to make the areas even more appealing. Areas around Tom Mboya Street are some of the areas that really need this aspect of nature incorporated in them.
Hope you enjoyed this little introductory feature, more about this will come in the near future to exhaust on issues nature in this city, Nairobi. Peace.