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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. 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...

  3. Benefits of Restoring Ecosystem Services in Urban Areas
    2015 - Sweden

    Investing in restoring, protecting, and enhancing green infrastructure and ecosystem services in cities is not only ecologically and socially desirable, but also economically viable. 

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

  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. 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. 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...

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

    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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. The Benefits of Natural World Heritage
    2014 - Switzerland

    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...

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

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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