Browsing through all the posts under the topic of living->environment, I was surprised to find no material around green belt or plan for urban forests etc. Discovered that the so called green topics on this site, are reflex reactions to posts on the traffic & road widening threads. Thought of digging into this concept of green belt which existed in Ramakrishna Hegde's time. I was looking on google maps for green spaces but it is pretty scattered. Almost light green soon turning concrete grey.
My fear is now that NH7 to the airport is going to become one huge mess with all developments opening out directly to the highway. Typical ribbon development case study where the corridor to the destination is going to end up being a destination in itself. We will then be unable to make this an access controlled highway in the future and will end up Building BETL type monoliths. I will start a different thread for this.
Back to green belt, If the areas around NH 207 in the north & east was zoned as a green belt and used as a border to Bangalore would it help stop ribbon development and help grow suburban growth cities like Tumkur, Chickballapur, Doddballapur etc?
A few questions
Is green belt an outdated concept? What is the alternative to this?
Is there any merit in planning a green belt around the new bengaluru?