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7.07 Parks and open spaces are excellent storm water retention strategies and less expensive then sewer expansion

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  2. [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...

  3. [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...

  4. [English] Measuring the Economic Value of a City Park System
    2009 - USA

    Parks have a positive impact on nearby residential property values Parks play a major role in a city’s tourism economy.   While city parks provide much indirect benefit, they also provide huge...

  5. [English] Ontario’s wealth, Canada’s future : Appreciating the value of the Greenbelt’s eco-services
    2008 - Canada

    In 2008, the David Suzuki Foundation reported that: " ..we are all directly dependent on the natural environment for the goods and services that ecosystems provide. These natural benefits include...

  6. [English] 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. [English] Economic Value of Protected Open Space in Southeastern Pennsylvania
    2010 - USA

    Protected open spaces add billions of dollars to the value of the region’s housing stock and millions of dollars in revenue to local governments in southeastern Pennsylvania.

  8. [English] UK National Ecosystem Assessment
    2011 - England

    The benefits derived from the natural world and its constituent ecosystems are critically important to human well-being and economic prosperity, but are consistently undervalued in economic...

  9. [English] Benefits of Green Space – Recent Research
    2011 - USA

    Healthy, properly maintained green space provides substantial benefits to the environment in terms of Erosion control/water purification, Air purification, Temperature modification/energy and cost...

  10. [English] Flamborough-Burlington Natural Capital Assessment of Ecosystem Service Values in the MTO West Corrid
    2011 - Canada

    Natural capital and the associated flow of ecosystem services are particularly valuable as a result of high quality natural features in close proximity to large urban populations who derive...

  11. [English] The Environmental Benefits of Lethbridge Trees
    2011 - Canada

    Trees throughout the City provide a wide range of environmental benefits, including energy savings, carbon sequestration, storm water interception and improved air quality and property values.

  12. [English] 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...

  13. [English] The economic benefits of rainwater-runoff reduction by urban green spaces: A case study in Beijing,
    2012 - China

    The rainwater stored by green spaces almost corresponds to the water needs of landscape plants.  The economic value is equivalent to three-quarters of their maintenance cost.  Beijing can profit...

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  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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