A wide band of countryside surrounding or intertwined within a city on which building is generally barred, usually large enough to form an adequate protection against objectionable uses of property or the intrusion of nearby development. The concept is of British origin, but in the United States loosely describes almost any kind of green space.
A linked system of natural areas along the shoreline of a watercourse or body of water, often including public easements, open space land, and public access walkways. A greenbelt typically provides a natural, protective buffer area between the upland and aquatic area, conserves valuable natural resources, and may provide opportunities for passive recreational use.
an extensive area of largely undeveloped or sparsely occupied land associated with a community set aside to contain development, preserve the character of the countryside and community and provide open space. Return to
Strip of trees and shrubs growing parallel to a stream that prevents overuse of the top bank area by people, animals, and machinery; retards rainfall runoff down the bank slope; and provides a root system that binds soil particles together