green·​belt | \ ˈgrēn-ˌbelt How to pronounce greenbelt (audio) \

Definition of greenbelt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a belt of parkways, parks, or farmlands that encircles a community


geographical name
Green·​belt | \ ˈgrēn-ˌbelt How to pronounce Greenbelt (audio) \

Definition of Greenbelt (Entry 2 of 2)

garden city in central Maryland built to provide low-cost housing in the late 1930s population 23,068

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About 2 miles of singletrack trails are being built in the Chester Creek greenbelt corridor in Midtown. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "New singletrack bike trails come to Midtown Anchorage," 26 July 2019 The home at 2816 Roundstone Drive sits on a premium corner lot across from a greenbelt and along the creek. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Thrive in the lifestyle of your dreams — soar to Eagle Ridge," 8 July 2019 Then there’s his neighborhood near the Campbell Creek greenbelt. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage is doing more than ever to clear homeless camps, but many residents think the problem has never been worse. What’s really going on?," 21 June 2019 Marble Falls in Texas Hill Country has 150 acres of park land , trails, greenbelts, and facilities. Houston Chronicle, "Texas state parks that offer hiking, camping, water fun and more," 26 June 2019 Development plans for the Fields development show several greenbelts and multiple small lakes on the property. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "First look: Frisco's 2,500-acre Fields development will have a new city center and thousands of homes," 24 June 2019 In China, for instance, Little found that the country's infrastructure doesn't support transporting crops long distances, so that means farms are concentrated in greenbelts just outside urban centers. Julia Thompson, USA TODAY, "Lab-grown meat, GMOs, high-tech ag: 'Fate of Food' explores solutions to global food crisis," 6 June 2019 Opposition to the work sparked Sunday morning protests in August of 2016 after workers cut down trees in a greenbelt that separates the church and its expanding development from residents living along Laurelhurst Circle. John S. Marshall, Houston Chronicle, "Dispute between church, Laurelhurst residents continues," 10 Feb. 2018 The Cellars-Hohenort Like many of the properties in the residential greenbelt in Constantia, the Cellars-Hohenort is set back from the road—with 10 acres of gardens—the pride and joy of the late Liz McGrath, hotelier and formidable businesswoman. Jane Broughton, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Hotels in Cape Town," 14 Sep. 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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