We disrupted the conventional park development practices. Therefore, we use the term ‘un-designing’ to describe our work. The initial aim of these interventions was to mitigate impending social and environmental harm. Therefore, this work focuses more on the process than the final outcome. Through cost-effective interventions and voluntary efforts, we reduced the inflated costs of urban park projects, saving over $150K in public taxes.

These sites served as experimental grounds and sources of knowledge, enabling us to align our efforts with future-ready work.The case study of these urban interventions will be disseminated through ecological storytelling .

Pilot Project- Pocket Park

  Despite numerous challenges, we implanted the pocket park. The project sculpted a meandering path that provides a passage with entrances on both sides. Amid constant vehicular movement in the…


Intervention site 1

Fifteen years ago, a foreign organization implemented a park project on this public land. Due to inadequate planning and lack of public participation, the park deteriorated over time. Sadly, this…


Intervention site 2

Reclaiming the public land that was previously occupied by illegally built structures for over 30 years. This project breathes new life into an area of reckless urban expansion that has,…


Intervention Site 3

This public space was previously enclosed in the name of a park and fenced off for many years. The once-neglected public space has now been made accessible to all.   The…


Intervention Site 4

A small plot situated across the street has been revamped to enhance sightlines and establish connectivity with adjacent green areas Gentle mounds have been made with the removal of iron…


Reviving Neglected Public Land: A Tiny Oasis Story

In many urban settlements, community-led efforts have been largely forgotten.  The lack of communal spaces underscores the need for well-planned spaces that align with the local surroundings and the community’s…


In Dec 2020, Lalitpur Metropolitan's Mayor announced urban park projects and invited us for a site visit with his team.

Authoritarian regulations, neglect and irresponsible design practices has resulted in land fragmentation, and controlled public spaces.

We emphasized on the history, current state, and socio-ecological condition of the place. We took this additional responsibility while overusing our ongoing work elsewhere voluntarily. Despite several city office meetings, the collaboration, coordination, and planning of city agencies appeared ineffective. A fraction of vested group with a divisive committee imposed copy-paste designs undermining ecological wellbeing.

The obsession with lawns and non-native plants, are displacing native species and wildflowers, harming biodiversity. In response to misguided urban greening and the ecological loss, we are emphasizing native plants and regenerative landscape.

We work with diverse communities on the ground. It takes a community to realize our collective potential.