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Australia Plans for Greener Cities by 2020

Australia Plans for Greener Cities by 2020
Australia Plans for Greener Cities by 2020, The Goods Line proposal. Image Courtesy of ASPECT Studios
The Goods Line proposal. Image Courtesy of ASPECT Studios

As cities continue to attract more people, naturally vegetated areas slowly wither, leaving little to no green spaces for city dwellers to escape to, no trees to purify the air and enhance the environment. Australia plans to change this. The 202020 Vision is a concerted effort from the government, academic and private sectors to create twenty percent green areas in Australia's urban centers by 2020. “Urban heat islands, poor air quality, lack of enjoyable urban community areas are all poor outcomes when green spaces aren't incorporated into new developments and large scale building projects.” Read about the 202020 initiative here, "More green spaces in urban areas, says new national initiative."

Cite: Jose Luis Gabriel Cruz. "Australia Plans for Greener Cities by 2020" 17 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/448875/australia-plans-for-greener-cities-by-2020/> ISSN 0719-8884