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8.04 Protecting land from development (as open space) mitigates against potential environmental disaster and contributes to quality of life

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  2. [English] Health, Well-Being, and Open Space: Literature Review
    2003 - Scotland

    There are 5 key ways in which exposure to the natural environment is beneficial to human health:

    • Enhanced personal and social communication skills.
    • Increased physical health.
    • Enhanced...

  3. [English] Empirical Evidence of the Contributions of Park and Conservation Lands to Environmental Sustainabili
    2008 - USA

    ” Parks and protected open space areas with coverings of trees and vegetation make two specific contributions to controlling stormwater runoff. First, their roots hold the soil in place which...

  4. [English] Ecosystem services in urban areas
    1999 - Sweden

    Locally generated ecosystem services, such as air filtering, noise reduction and rainwater drainage, have a substantial impact on the quality-of-life in urban areas and should be addressed in...

  5. [English] Nonmarket benefits of nature: What should be counted in green GDP?
    2006 - USA

    The benefits of nature include many forms of recreation, aesthetic enjoyment, commercial and subsistence harvests, damage avoidance, human health, and enjoyment of life’s diversity.

  6. [English] Greenway planning in the United States: Its origins and recent case studies
    2003 - USA

    Greenways protect ecologically significant natural systems, maintain bio-diversity and provide for wildlife migration. They provide people with extensive recreational opportunities in both urban...

  7. [English] Using greenways to reclaim nature in Brazilian cities
    2006 - Canada

    For a relatively small amount of money, green corridors can reconnect the parts of a city. They can be attached to streams, rivers, or shores to provide soft edges and restore flood plains,...

  8. [English] The efficacy of small-scale conservation efforts, as assessed on Australian golf courses
    2007 - Australia

    Small-scale landscape design and management actions that increase the size and structural complexity of vegetation on urban parks, gardens and golf courses can significantly enhance their capacity...

  9. [English] Greenways: Multiplying and diversifying in the 21st century
    2006 - USA

    Green infrastructure is a smart solution to our conservation challenge because it seeks to plan land use and land conservation TOGETHER in a way that is consistent with natural environmental...

  10. [English] Ontario’s wealth Canada’s future: Appreciating the Value of the Greenbelt’s Eco-Services
    2008 - Canada

    The Greenbelt’s wetlands are worth an estimated $1.3 billion per year ($14,153/hectare) because of their high value for water regulation, water filtration, flood control, waste treatment,...

  11. [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...

  12. [English] 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.

  13. [English] Million trees: Los Angeles canopy cover and benefit assessment
    2011 - USA

    Benefits for the 1-million-tree planting initiative for a 35-year period were $1.33 billion and $1.95 billion for the high- and low-mortality scenarios, respectively. Average annual benefits were...

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