Dunedin Town Belt


Created at: 31 Aug 2022


Greenbelts are sections of land that protect undeveloped, wild, or agricultural land that surrounds or envelops urban city areas which are governed as a policy to not construct any buildings on the land. Bringing biodiversity into balance in regions with lots of buildings aids in urban regeneration. A greenbelt in a city can give residents a place to relax and breathe while also giving the area a unique character to break up the linear layout of congested cities. In a big, expansive metropolis, greenbelts can reduce carbon dioxide gas emissions from around the globe.

From a financial standpoint, greenbelts might be problematic because the area could be used for farming to produce food. Some people might believe that greenbelts will lead to more driving, longer commutes, and an increase in housing costs because of the extra land that has been taken. This causes commuters to live further away from their workplaces, which leads to gas emissions unless they are using electric vehicles.

Greenbelts in populated cities address challenges that already exist as well as ones that might develop worse in the future. Potential issues that may not be reversible may arise from underlying problems that are not yet apparent. It is crucial to prepare cities for flexibility and harmony in sustainable city infrastructures to promote positive well-being, native biodiversity and softer urbanisation.

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