i recently moved to montreal and i found that the city doesnt have as much green spaces (forests, ...) as other cities have, especially not in downtown. after a little research i found out that only few of them are actually protected. many green spaces are unprotected and endangered to be developed, which would mean a loss of species/wildlife, recreational space and important ecological buffer zones - thats what the environmentalists say.
on the other side there are the landowners who want to built apartmentblocks or roads on these areas. due to the growing population, of course, more housing space is needed to keep montreal successfull and competitive with other big cities in canada.
now, what are your thoughts about this?
do you think that more green areas in montreal should be protected?
what about sustainable development? - is there a consensus between environmentalists and developers possible?
i'm really interested in this topic. sorry if my terminology is not perfect - i'm just a layperson...
hope you can say something about that