Green space is a key element in the green transformation of cities, but the number of new parks and green spaces is expected to soar in the coming decades.
New York City will have nearly 1,000 green spaces by 2040, while Seattle has nearly 4,000.
New York City is home to the most parkland in the US, and the number is expected continue to grow, according to the Urban Land Institute.
“By 2040 there will be about 1.2 billion square feet of green space in New York,” the institute said in a report last year.
“By comparison, the entire United States has about 1 billion square yards of public green space.”
New York has a total of more than 30 million acres of public parks, according the city.
According to the institute, parks and open spaces will be built on every corner of New York, with the vast majority of the area being located in the Bronx.
The Green Belt, a 1,800-acre network of parks, trails, and open space, will encompass the entire city.
It will include parks in the Brooklyn-Battery Park and Central Park West, along with other urban spaces including Greenpoint, Chelsea, Williamsburg, and Brooklyn College.
The Greenbelt will also include the Midtown and Upper West Side areas.
The report said the city will also be expanding green spaces in the East Village, which will see new parks including Greenway, the new Central Park Green, and several other parks.
Other green spaces are expected to expand further in the next several decades.
The Green Belt will encompass a whopping 7% of the Manhattan area, and will be largely devoid of buildings.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be building more than 3,000 miles of bike lanes, including two major bike boulevards along the Hudson River.
“Greenways will be a major component of our transportation infrastructure in the New York region, and they will be critical for the health of New Yorkers,” MTA Director Thomas Loh said in the report.
It will be interesting to see if these parks and public spaces will help the environment.
As cities become more urban, they will likely create more and more parks, which are essential for a healthy environment.
They are also often more environmentally friendly, but this will change over time as more and better transportation options become available.
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