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Old March 22nd, 2011, 11:17 AM   #41
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Adelaide, Australia - Colonel William Light, one of Adelaide's founding fathers, designed the city and chose its location close to the River Torrens in the area originally inhabited by the Kaurna people. Light's design set out Adelaide in a grid layout, interspaced by wide boulevards and large public squares, and entirely surrounded by parkland.


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Old March 22nd, 2011, 01:00 PM   #42
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Adelaide is fascinating! - I'd echo earlier comments by saying that a second green ring should have been established further out to limit sprawl and encourage more high density urbanity.

Here's a very very dry graphic showing 'greenbelts' where development is limited, around UK cities:

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Old March 22nd, 2011, 01:21 PM   #43
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Old March 30th, 2011, 11:27 AM   #44
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Old March 30th, 2011, 02:46 PM   #45
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Frankfurt has the GrünGürtel ("green belt") surrounding the city, it is protected by law since 1991:
http://www.umweltfrankfurt.de/en/fra...rts-greenbelt/



And the city center is also surrounded by a park:
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Old April 6th, 2011, 02:13 PM   #47
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Are there any other cities in the world with a similar layout to Adelaide? The CDB/Downtown of Adelaide is completely ringed by parklands, it provides a nice buffer between the city and the suburbs.
frankfurt comes to my mind. there is a ring of parkland around the city center. since the creation of the ring, however, the city center has expanded beyond the borders.



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Frankfurt has the GrünGürtel ("green belt") surrounding the city, it is protected by law since 1991:
http://www.umweltfrankfurt.de/en/fra...rts-greenbelt/



And the city center is also surrounded by a park:
link to google maps


the picture above shows the layout of the parks around the city center and the location of the city walls during different time periods in the past (they don't exist today anymore).
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Old April 30th, 2011, 01:11 PM   #48
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Old April 30th, 2011, 01:48 PM   #49
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Birmingham UK gets quite a bit of flack for being a concrete city within the country itself and Europe. However ... Birmingham is situated on a sandstone ridge and has huge amounts of greenary.

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Old May 6th, 2011, 10:42 AM   #50
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Portland, Oregon. Their greenbelt is a famous in urban-planning (and much criticized for making the city extremely expensive to live in).

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Cape Town, South Africa: where I'm going to study abroad for a semester. The center of Cape Town is surrounded by mountains, creating the "city bowl"

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If there is one notable city that is surrounded by green spaces, it would be

Atlanta, Georgia

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Hmm no mention of Melbourne, the garden city from the garden State.

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Old February 14th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #57
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Vejle, Denmark
The fjord to the right, th big vally to the left and Grejs-vally to the north, forrest and steep hills all around down town and the tidal area to the left:



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Old February 15th, 2012, 04:15 PM   #58
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most Japanese cities are surrounded by green space. especially rice field

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City Osijek,Croatia.City with most parks and trees in Croatia.Around old baroque fortress Tvrđa,on place where there used to be trenches and walls are parks.On the left side of the river (city is located mostly on right side) is nature park Kopački rit,one of the biggest swamps in this part of Europe.On the other sides of city are fields.

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