Within the coming three years Kunming's green space coverage will be expanded to 40 percent, or roughly 13 square meters of green space per person, if a recently announced municipal government campaign is successful.
The new campaign is the third major attempt to raise Kunming's green space coverage in the last four years.
In 2007 the vast majority of Kunming's lean-tos and shops created out of spaces between buildings were demolished, after which the plots were filled with plants.
In 2008, city workers planted 800,000 trees in Kunming, often in awkward spaces such as directly below power lines or in the way of pedestrian traffic.
Kunming currently estimates that it has 12.4 square meters of green space per person, and green space coverage of 37.9 percent.
The new plan, which will run from now through 2013 contains provisions to add 2,182 hectares of park space, 1,938 hectares of "protective space", 2,845 hectares of miscellaneous small green spaces and three major green buffer belts.© Copyright 2005-2019 GoKunming.com all rights reserved. This material may not be republished, rewritten or redistributed without permission.