From Garden City to Eco-Citadel: Global Greenbelts

History of municipal greenbelts in the UK, USA, and Australia

This project focuses on the history of municipal greenbelts in the UK, USA, and Australia. It engages with environmental sociology and city planning to better understand how communities use land banking as a means to select ‘ideal’ populations and, in doing so, often hoard resources. The study considers how this method of limiting urban sprawl is a useful tool to mitigate the future effects of climate change despite the fact that it can fragment regions socioeconomically and based on governance capacity.

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