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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. Benefits of a forested urban park: What is the value of Allan Gardens to the city of Toronto; Canada
    2011 - Canada

    Treed urban parks provide numerous social, environmental, and economic services of measurable value to a city. In Allan Gardens trees provided 26,326 USD in annual benefits ($16,665 environmental;...

  3. 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...

  4. Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health
    2015 - Canada

    This is an extensive report focused on the complex and multi-faceted connections between biodiversity and human health, and how the loss of biodiversity and corresponding ecosystem services may...

  5. Counting Canada’s Natural Capital: assessing the real value of canada’s boreal ecosystems
    2009 - Canada

    The total non-market value of boreal ecosystem services is 13.8 times greater than the net market value of boreal natural capital extraction - significantly greater than the market values derived...

  6. 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.

  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. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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. Green Infrastructure in Urban Areas
    2011 - Scotland

    The impact of urban heat islands could be decreased by 2.5°C by increasing the amount of green space in town and cities.

  12. Greenspace and quality of life: a critical literature review
    2008 - Scotland

    Greenspaces provide significant health, social, community and environmental benefits and the literature which reports these benefits is growing.

  13. 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...

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  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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