Nilima Thapa Shrestha: A green city is a smart city

22/02/2021 - 16:31

..."For those growing up in the 1980s in Kathmandu, the ‘Green Belt’ became a familiar term as poplars rose up along the Ring Road. Over the years, this strip of green gave Kathmandu some breathing space as the city grew at breakneck speed.

Slowly, encroachment, carelessness and road expansion decimated the trees. The poplars were the first to go, then the jacarandas that lined the streets were cut, too."