The Halifax Greenbelt.
Cities around the world use greenbelts
Ann Arbor, Austin, Bangkok, Bath, Beijing, Belgrade, Berlin, Boise, Boston, Bristol, Bruges, Budapest, Cambridge, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hamilton, Islamabad, Lexington, London, Makati City, Melbourne, Miami-Dade County, Montreal, Moscow, Netherlands, Nottingham, Oslo, Ottawa, Oxford, Paris, Portland, Quebec City, Rennes, San Francisco, Santa Domingo, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Sheffield, Staten Island, Stockholm, Tennessee, Toronto, Vienna, Vancouver…
to keep nature near, keep water clean
and to direct growth to our mainstreets where we need it.
And the time is right for Halifax to have one too.
All seven 2012 Mayoral candidates supported creating one for Halifax,
86% HRM Residents support creating a greenbelt,
– Corporate Research Associates
our 2014 Regional Plan has committed to greenbelting,
and it’s finally coming to fruition in the Halifax Green Network Plan.
Here’s why that’s great news:
5 Challenges the Greenbelt will help us solve:
1. Water Contamination
60% of monitored lakes in Halifax are “occasionally” or “frequently threatened or impaired”.
– Stantec Inc.