The greening of Beijing and Urban Agriculture

China's capital Beijing is booming. And yet, commuting through the wide streets filled with bicycles and buses, amidst the chaos of rush hour in the metropolis, the city environs are not all grey. In fact, the People's Republic of China has made some concerted efforts to increase green spaces and forest in its urban areas. In 2002, a survey using remote sensing technologies revealed that almost half of Beijing is dedicated to green areas.