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7.02 Leisure programs, services, and parks contribute to economic development by attracting business to communities. (recreation, sport, arts, culture, outdoor/environmental)

  1. Found: 1-12 of 78 entries
  2. [Australia] The Value of Sport and Physical Recreation to Tasmania
    2010 - Australia

    Although the current levels of investment in sport and physical recreation (SPR) yield a strong return, a more economically efficient outcome can be achieved by increasing the regular rate of...

  3. [Australia] Economic and Cultural Value of Live Music
    2014 - Australia

    In 2014 live music contributed $15.7 billion worth of economic, social and cultural benefits to the Australian community. 

  4. [Canada] Economic Restructuring through Culture in Small Towns and Rural Areas: Building Creative Rural Econo
    2008 - Canada

    The professionalization of urban planning which occurred in the 1950s and 1960s, and its institutionalization as a function of local government, undermined the more holistic views. The primary...

  5. [Canada] Artists by Neighbourhood in Canada
    2005 - Canada

    ” The arts contribute to the quality of life as well as the social and economic vitality of communities. The arts may also attract talented people, jobs and investment to communities.”

  6. [Canada] Choreographing community sustainability: The importance of cultural planning to community viability
    2007 - Canada

    "Many Canadian municipalities and city regions have recognized the importance of cultural development and planning in contributing to community identity and the ability to attract and retain...

  7. [Canada] Enhancing Cultural Capital: The arts and community development in Winnipeg
    2005 - Canada

    The presence of art activities and artists in the community contributes directly to quality of life and encourages investment in these neighbourhoods.

  8. [Canada] Prince George Heritage Strategic Plan
    2006 - Canada

    “The conservation of heritage can increase property values and provide opportunities for business, property owners and tourism. A coordinated approach to heritage programming can take advantage of...

  9. [Canada] The Business of Culture: Canada’s Cultural Industries Annual Report 2006-07
    2007 - Canada

    Cultural industries drive significant economic activity: they contribute close to $28 billion to Canada’s economy on an annual basis, accounting for 2.5 percent of Canada’s gross domestic product....

  10. [Canada] Heritage Institutions in Canada: Impacts and Benefits
    2001 - Canada

    “Canada’s heritage institutions are an important component of the arts and culture sector. They form a large and key cultural attraction to the communities in which they are located and are of...

  11. [Canada] Census Metropolitan Areas as culture clusters
    2004 - Canada

    Canada’s three largest CMAs, Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver led all CMAs in terms of numbers of workers in culture industries in 2001. Together they had 64% of CMA culture industry workers,...

  12. [Canada] Creative cities: Principles and practices
    2004 - Canada

    This paper was designed to inform emerging policy discussions about how to enable Canadian cities to cultivate their creativity and reap the benefits for all citizens.  Some progress is now being...

  13. [Canada] Socio – Economic Impacts of Arts and Cultural Organizations in BC: Grant Applicants to the BC Arts C
    2006 - Canada

    The economy-wide economic impacts (benefits) of initial expenditures by the funded arts and cultural organizations are calculated. These organizations spent $155 million on initial expenditures....

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  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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