7.07 Parks and open spaces are excellent storm water retention strategies and less expensive then sewer expansion
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[Aug 29 2017]
Urban forests:Conservation strategy to increase ecosystem services & urban wellbein
Planting more trees in potential tree cover areas could nearly double the benefits provided by the urban forest.
[Sep 22 2015]
Benefits of Restoring Ecosystem Services in Urban Areas
Investing in restoring, protecting, and enhancing green infrastructure and ecosystem services in cities is not only ecologically and socially desirable, but also economically viable.
[Nov 25 2014]
The Benefits of Natural World Heritage
This study identifies the full range of direct and indirect benefits that local, national and global communities can receive from natural and mixed World Heritage sites. Examples of benefits, in...
[Sep 28 2014]
Blue Sky Green Space
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.
[Sep 18 2014]
Urban Forests: The Value of Trees in the City of Toronto
An investment in urban forests is an investment in the overall economic and environmental well-being of urban society.
[Nov 13 2013]
How Much Value Does the City of Philadelphia Receive from its Park and Recreation System?
Philadelphia's parks and programs provide direct income to the city’s treasury, bolster the collective wealth of Philadelphians, provide direct savings to residents, and provide environmental...
[Mar 21 2012]
The economic benefits of rainwater-runoff reduction by urban green spaces: A case study in Beijing,
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...
[Aug 09 2011]
CITY OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA MUNICIPAL FOREST RESOURCE ANALYSIS
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...
[Jul 27 2011]
The Environmental Benefits of Lethbridge Trees
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.
[Jul 08 2011]
Flamborough-Burlington Natural Capital Assessment of Ecosystem Service Values in the MTO West Corrid
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...
[Jun 30 2011]
Benefits of Green Space – Recent Research
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...
[Jun 02 2011]
UK National Ecosystem Assessment
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...