Changes in public commons as a consequence of urbanization: the Agara lake in Bangalore, India.

  title={Changes in public commons as a consequence of urbanization: the Agara lake in Bangalore, India.},
  author={Rohan D'souza and Harini Nagendra},
  journal={Environmental management},
  volume={47 5},
The city of Bangalore in southern India is rapidly expanding, resulting in major transformations in land use, wetland management, and the distribution of green spaces. This paper examines how transformations in land use and governance consequent to urbanization can change people's perceptions of and interactions with an urban ecological commons, using the case study of the Agara lake in the south Indian city of Bangalore. In less than four decades, the landscape surrounding the lake has altered… CONTINUE READING

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