Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WEDNESDAY 20th _ MEETINGS: Metropolitan Area Planning Office & Medellin Administrative Planning Department (DAP)

Valle de Aburra Metropolitan Area (AMVA)
Municipal Planning Department (DAP)


The Metropolitan area, as the local environmental authority, framed the green belt as a long term strategy of environmental protection of the strategic protection of ecological networks. The strategy is structured in three levels: a) the strips of strict preservation of environmental services sites (zero order watersheds), b) the strips of urban-rural transition (areas of land market pressures and mining activities), and c) the transversal connections of water systems. Besides, AMVA presented the pilot projects of metropolitan parks embedded in the green belt strategy as a way to connect urban areas with natural surroundings. On the other hand, the Planning Department presented the role of the strategic urban projects in the review process of the general territorial plan (POT). The focus of the discussion was the border typologies and the premises to intervene the green belt pilot projects.

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