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7.06 Parks and open spaces increase property value and tax revenue on adjacent land, and are often used as marketing features by developers

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  2. [English] Property values, recreation values, and urban greenways
    2004 - Canada

    The effects of greenways are not always the same and benefits associated with particular greenways should not be assumed to be similar at other locations.

  3. [English] Festivals and the creative region: the economic and social benefits of cultural festivals in the Eas
    2003 - England

    Arts festivals in the East Midlands are generating substantial wealth and employment.

  4. [English] West Midlands theatre: An economic success story
    2005 - England

    Theatre related expenditures include:

    • by theatre audiences: in particular food, transportation, and childcare costs
    • theatre staff, goods and services
    • subsistence allowances to...
  5. [English] Staying ahead: the economic performance of the UK’s creative industries
    2007 - England

    The creative and cultural industries account for 7.3 per cent of the economy comparable in size to the financial industry and relative to services industry. They employ 1 million people themselves,...

  6. [English] Museums and Galleries in Britain: Economic, social and creative impacts
    2006 - England

    The overall economic impact of museums and galleries in in Britain is likely to be in the range £1.5 to £2 billion per annum. Over 9,000 people are directly employed by major museums and galleries...

  7. [English] The Impact of Greenways on Property Values: Evidence from Austin, Texas
    2005 - USA

    "Linear green spaces, of which greenways are a prime example, maximize the number of properties that can be positioned adjacent or nearby to them. As a result, a higher number of properties’ values...

  8. [English] The creative economy initiative: The role of the arts and culture in New England’s economic competit
    2000 - USA

    There are 3 key components of the creative economy:
    1. The Creative Cluster -  individuals that directly produce cultural products and contribute significantly to the economy;

    2. The Creative...

  9. [English] How Much Value Does the City of Philadelphia Receive from its Park and Recreation System?
    2008 - USA

    Increased property tax due to the increase in property value of certain residences because of their proximity to parks came to $18.1 million in fiscal year 2007.

    Sales tax receipts from tourism...

  10. [English] The Economic Benefits of Land Conservation
    2007 - USA

    Parks and open space generate increased property tax revenue and yield a better return on investment than development. A strategy of conserving parks and open space is not contrary to a community’s...

  11. [English] The Economic Benefits of Parks and Open Space. How Land Conservation helps Communities Grow Smart an
    1999 - USA

    Instead of costing money, conserving open space as a smart growth strategy that can save communities money. Development is a tax liability for towns, not an asset, because you have to build schools...

  12. [English] Spatial analysis of the amenity value of green open space
    2007 - USA

    Evergreen trees (e.g., conifer species) in a diverse landscape with fragmented forest patches and more complex and natural-looking forest edges are more highly valued in Rural–Urban Interfaces. In...

  13. [English] The impact of parks on property values: A review of empirical evidence
    2001 - USA

    There is a positive impact of as much as 20% on property values abutting or fronting a passive park area. Heavily used parks catering to large numbers of active recreation users have lower...

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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