Monday, July 11, 2005

Taipei and Berlin: Two Different Worlds

A previous blogpost talked about sustainable development for Taiwan's cities, and serendipity struck in the form of an article in today's Taipei Times about how Berlin can be a model for Taipei.

Appropriate management of Berlin's rivers and other natural resources make it possible for people to enjoy the city's vast green spaces. More than 43 percent of the city's urban area is designated as green space or water areas. Last year, the city boasted a total of 37 nature reserves, 51 conservation areas, 20 protected landscape areas and 682 natural monuments. In other words, 15.3 percent of Berlin enjoys protected status.
If only.....

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