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7.05 Small investments in recreation, sport, arts, culture, and parks often yield large economic returns from events, capital development, and ongoing services

  1. Found: 1-12 of 104 entries
  2. [2017] Urban forests:Conservation strategy to increase ecosystem services & urban wellbein
    2017 - USA

    Planting more trees in potential tree cover areas could nearly double the benefits provided by the urban forest.

  3. [2014] Claiming the Health Dividend: Value for Money Estimates of Investment in Walking and Cycling
    2014 - England

    This report summarizes the latest findings in studies that looked at benefit-to-cost ratios of investments in walking and cycling which are considered to be around 5:1. 

  4. [2014] Urban Forests: The Value of Trees in the City of Toronto
    2014 - Canada

    An investment in urban forests is an investment in the overall economic and environmental well-being of urban society. 

  5. [2014] Reconomics: The Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation
    2014 - England

    Outdoor recreation in the United Kingdom drives the visitor economy, creates related jobs and skills, and contributes to tackling the health costs of physical inactivity.

  6. [2014] The value of arts and culture to people and society: An evidence review
    2014 - England

    The arts and culture sector provides economic, social, health and wellbeing, and education benefits to society.

  7. [2013] The contribution of the arts and culture to the national economy
    2013 - England

    The arts and culture sector provides significant economic benefits to GDP, economic turnover, return on investment, employment, and tourism.

  8. [2013] So Much More: The Economic Impact of the Toronto Public Library System on the City of Toronto
    2013 - Canada

    The Toronto Public Library services deliver a strong return on investment, enhancing Toronto’s overall quality of life.

  9. [2013] The Economic Impact of Alberta’s Winter Olympic Legacy Events
    2013 - Canada

    Province-wide impacts from 4 winter legacy events showed a net province-wide economic impact (value-added) of approximately $10.6 million and approximately 157 person-years of employment.

  10. [2013] 2011 World Allround Speed Skating Championship Event Economic Impact Report
    2013 - Canada

    The economic impact of the World Speed Skating Championship was approximately $1.21 million for the province of Alberta. with 17.5 person years of employment generated.

  11. [2012] Canadian Nature Survey
    2012 - Canada

    Nature-based activities make a significant contribution to the national economy and individual Canadians’ quality of life.

  12. [2012] Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis: Executive Summary
    2012 - USA

    Parks provide quality of life, recreation, aesthetic and environmental benefits, but they also provide positive economic benefits: they enhance property values, attract corporations, bring in...

  13. [2012] Creative State Michigan
    2012 - USA

    Nearly half a billion dollars was contributed in direct expenditures to Michigan’s economy in 2009. For every $1 Michigan invests in arts and culture, $51 is pumped back into the state's economy....

Leadership Provided By:

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

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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