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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. Blue Sky Green Space
    2011 - England

    The benefits of green space provide a very cost effective means of promoting health and well-being, as well as a mechanism for increasing community and citizen involvement in volunteering.

  3. CITY OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA MUNICIPAL FOREST RESOURCE ANALYSIS
    2006 - USA

    Charleston’s municipal trees are a valuable asset, providing approximately $185,834 or $12 per tree ($2/capita) in net annual benefits to the commu- nity. Over the years, Charleston has invested...

  4. Co-benefits of Designing Communities for Active Living
    2015 - USA

    Designing communities that support physical activity is likely to produce a wide variety of additional benefits, ranging from mental health to environmental sustainability and economics.

  5. Co-benefits of Designing Communities for Active Living
    2015 - USA

    Active cities are an investment in developing greater human, economic, social and environmental capital. 

  6. Conservation: An Investment That Pays The Economic Benefits of Parks and Open Space
    2009 - USA

    Parks Boost Land Values and Property Taxes.  In Chicago,residential units in blocks near Millenium park have increased in value $100 per square foot. So a 1,400-square-foot condo would be worth...

  7. Designed to Move: Active Cities
    2015 - USA

    The report shows that cities with physically active populations are not only more economically competitive – they also benefit from increased productivity, improved school performance, higher...

  8. Documented Health and Environmental Benefits Derived from Ornamental Horticulture Products
    2007 - Canada

    The literature reviewed for this study clearly illustrates that there are significant benefits from ornamental horticulture, whether economic, environmental or lifestyle.

  9. 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...

  10. Economic Benefits of Open Space, Recreation Facilities and Walkable Community Design
    2010 - USA

    This research synthesis reviews research on the different ways that walkability, parks, and open spaces can bring economic benefits to a community.

  11. Economic Benefits of British Columbia’s Provincial Parks
    2002 - Canada

    British Columbia’s protected areas system continues to be a major source of economic activity for the province. These economic benefits are in addition to the primary value of the protected areas...

  12. Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation Activities in Pennsylvania
    2011 - USA

    Beyond the aesthetic, cultural and historical benefits of historic preservation, there are many economic benefits: economic stimulus through construction projects, wealth gains and tax revenue...

  13. ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF PROTECTING RIVERS, TRAILS, AND GREENWAY CORRIDORS A RESOURCE BOOK
    1996 - USA

    Greenways and trails may increase nearby property values .An increase in property values can increase local tax revenues and help offset greenway acquisition costs. Spending by local residents on...

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

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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