Map of Mazovia Region Courtesy of the University of Warsaw
Now is your chance to attend the first ever Global Greenbelts Conference in Toronto, Canada from March 22nd to March 24th, 2011. Registration forGreenbelts: Local Solutions for Global Challenges is open -- so take the opportunity to register now at our Early Bird Rate before it’s too late!
Over thirty speakers from across the globe will share their experiences and perspectives on tackling the complex challenges in protecting our ecosystems and the numerous benefits they provide, and in sustaining farming and the vibrancy of surrounding communities.
Dr. Agata Cieszewska at the University of Warsaw in Poland will share her experiences about the challenges and opportunities of pursing greenbelt designation for the Mazovia Region. The highest levels of urbanization in Mazovia are in Warsaw which has approximately 2 million people. However, the fast economic growth within the region has resulted in landscape degradation and urban pressure on areas of natural beauty and environmental and agricultural significance.
Dr. Cieszewska envisions the primary function of the green belt is to stop the development of built-up areas and to ensure the protection of open spaces in the Warsaw Metropolitan Area. The green belt would also work to ensure the protection of natural ecological functions, as well as, recreational and agricultural functions.
To register for the Conference to learn more about the opportunities in the Mazovia Region for sustainable regional development, and much more visitwww.globalgreenbeltsconference.ca