Dense housing settlements and high-rise blockades without sight of green is one of the disadvantages of urbanisation. While urban living continues to offer many opportunities such as jobs and services, urban green is a vital component in any urban ecosystem.
Green Lungs in the ASEAN regionGreen spaces or "green lungs" in cities play a vital role to its surrounding milieu. They do not only provide oxygen to the densely-populated concrete jungles, but also serves as a dedicated space for recreational activities. Many cities in the Southeast Asian region have picturesque parks and hilly landscapes to counter-balance the urban sprawl.