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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. [2017] Urban forests:Conservation strategy to increase ecosystem services & urban wellbein
    2017 - USA

    Planting more trees in potential tree cover areas could nearly double the benefits provided by the urban forest.

  3. [2015] 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. [2014] 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...

  5. [2014] Urban Forests: The Value of Trees in the City of Toronto
    2014 - Canada

    An investment in urban forests is an investment in the overall economic and environmental well-being of urban society. 

  6. [2012] 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...

  7. [2011] 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.

  8. [2011] 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.

  9. [2011] 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...

  10. [2011] 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...

  11. [2011] 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...

  12. [2010] 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.

  13. [2009] 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...

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  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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