Individual bungalows have given way to housing society in urban localities, where the floor area ratio is very high, most of
the exposed areas are covered as pavements or parking spaces, and the population density is also very high. The pressures of
modern life keep people from making intelligent and thoughtful decisions and thereby they fall prey to unsustainable social and
environmental practices at their homes. A little awareness and effort from the housing society management bodies and cooperation
from the residents would contribute to remedy this at the housing society level. This would set a strong example for all others to
follow. Such sustainable practices, when adopted and implemented at different levels, would improve the living conditions and
habitability in urban communities.