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Department
Geography
Course
GGRA03H3
Professor
Andre Sorensen
Semester
Winter

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GGRA03H3 (Week 10): Urban Growth Boundaries and Green Space Urban Growth Boundaries (UGB):  Defined area around an existing city for the purpose of regulating development and curtailing “sprawled” development  Encouragement of higher density development within boundary and lower density development outside of boundary.  Boundary creation is geographical and political process  Greenbelt: designation and protection of open space around cities to contain and separate urban growth.  Garden City vision  Adopted by British Town and Country Planning thinking in 1930’s: Patrick Abercombie  Greater London Greenbelt (1945) – influenced greenbelt planning elsewhere.  Objectives of Green Belt (United Kingdom):  Regulate unrestricted sprawl of large built-up areas  Prevent neighbouring towns from merging into one another  Protect countryside from encroachment  Preserve the setting and special character of historic towns  Assist in urban regeneration by encouraging the recycling of derelict and other urban land  An example can be seen in Portland, Oregon:  1979:
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