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'Green Belt', 'Greenbelt' 'Greenwedge' etc are all nouns so should be in caps? Sorry if not, but i think they are Bjrobinson 15:05, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Green Belt UK[edit]

I've renamed the old Green Belt to Green Belt (UK), inserted a link to the latter here and made Green Belt redirect here. Please see Talk:Green Belt (UK) for a fuller explanation. Best wishes, Cambyses 21:15, 26 May 2004 (UTC)

Pioneered in the UK?[edit]

Interesting that this page says "pioneered in the UK", and that the greenbelt (UK) page gives 1944 as the starting date. Dunedin, New Zealand's green belt was set into local body legislation considerably before that (about 1910, I think!) [[User:Grutness|Grutness hello? Grutness.jpg]]

Global view[edit]

This article needs to have a global view. Right now, it seems to be about what green belts are in the United Kingdom. I can only speak of what they are in the United States, but of course the situation in other regions should be considered as well. In the U.S., in my experience and also according the quick searches that I have performed, the green belt is the land itself. It is not a land use designation, a policy or an agreement not to develop the land. A particular green area in the U.S. may have a land use designation (like "protected" or "undevelopable") or an agreement that protects it, but it is not necessary for it to have one to be called a greenbelt, greenway, green space or green strip. If no one else makes any changes, I'll try to do them myself eventually. However, I also have many other articles to work on. -- Kjkolb 14:37, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

-- well 'green belt' might not be a concept that's used in the United States, but is a well understood concept in countries like Sweden, Canada, United Kingdom, etc. This encyclopedia is global in scope and isn't just America centric. -- I've removed your tag. -- Themepark

Do we really need a biblical statement on Greenbelts? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Phreed100 (talkcontribs) 16:28, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Desert barricade also green belt ?[edit]

Is'nt a green belt also used for describing land reforested to keep desert's expanding aswell ? In Morocco, Saoudi-Arabia, Bahrein, aswell as some other countries along the northern and southern border of the Sahara, I have heard the term pop up. Please look into it.

An example of the term being used by a respectable organisation (FAO) is found here: Fao report

KVDP 14:46, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Good call! I think this could warrant a section in the article or even its own article if you have enough material. Feel free to add it in!—Elipongo (Talk|contribs) 15:27, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Illustration requests[edit]


There's a nice map of UK greenbelts here: ...copyrighted though. It's probably impossible to find such map which is not copyrighted, since the UK government will have defined the green belt areas based upon an ordnance survey map (same old problem with UK geo-data) -- Harry Wood (talk) 10:16, 21 November 2008 (UTC)


I don't know anything about green belts, but just a thought on a related note to look into adding to the article here. About the idea of supposed "keeping the poor out" through supposed increased cost of living with greenbelts. Well all I see with the lack of greenbelts in the USA is massive sprawl characterized by huge housing lots. American families don't need such huge houses. Poor people can't afford them (this was done deliberately to keep the poor out!). I'm assuming that if greenbelts had been put in place, for instance in Chicagoland, then simply the area would be characterized by much smaller lots and higher population density - this could unintentionally make housing MORE affordable rather than less. (I'm sure if they could now, in the closer suburbs they'd just tear down all the houses and rebuild smaller ones in smaller lots - would be far more cost effective for the land - but that would obviously be crazy to destroy current property) Peoplesunionpro 19:25, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

--- Maybe you should read the article on Wikipedia about what greenbelts are all about. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Themepark (talkcontribs) 05:04, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

News article that might fit here[edit]

...or might lead to information on green belt-related programs/projects in Maryland, United States. Provided for consideration by regular editors of this article.

--User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 02:05, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Early Greenbelts[edit]

What were the greenbelts for in biblical times? I assume the purposes were rather different than modern ones. --OGoncho (talk) 07:24, 22 June 2008 (UTC)