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Title: Green belt in a compact city : a zone for conservation or transition?
Authors: Tang, BS
Wong, SW
Lee, AKW
Keywords: Land-use
Urban planning
Hong Kong
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Landscape and urban planning, 2007, v. 79, no. 3-4, p. 358-373 How to cite?
Journal: Landscape and urban planning 
Abstract: The paper examines the evolution, implementation and performance of the green belt in the compact and land-hungry city of Hong Kong. The green belt in Hong Kong comprises over 25% of all the land areas under the statutory land-use zoning plans. Its planning policy declares that there is a presumption against development in this land-use zone. Based upon historical study, cross-sectional examination of 109 statutory zoning plans and quantitative analysis of 1230 planning application cases, this study has evaluated whether the green belt was indeed treated as a non-building area for the purpose of landscape and countryside conservation. The conclusion is that the actual planning intention of the green belt has been ambivalent and flexible and it is a transition zone rather than a zone for conservation in Hong Kong.
ISSN: 0169-2046
DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2006.04.006
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