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  2. A tale of three greenway trails: User perceptions related to quality of life
    2000 - USA

    In a recent nationwide survey, conducted with state and local officials, the American Institute of Architects found that the availability of parks, and other open spaces, and urban sprawl were...

  3. Can Green Space and Biodiversity Increase Levels of Physical Activity?
    2004 - England

    It is possible to estimate the potential economic benefits that green space can provide through provision of physical activity. The estimations are based on an urban park providing 20% of total...

  4. 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...

  5. The Human Relation With Nature and Technological Nature
    2009 - USA

    By adapting gradually to the loss of actual nature and to the increase of technological nature, humans will lower the baseline across generations for what counts as a full measure of the human...

  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. Effects of Outdoor Education Programs for Children in California
    2005 - USA

    Outdoor education has numerous benefits for children: Better aptitude for science: students who attended the outdoor education program significantly raised their math and science scores. Increased...

  8. Measuring Physical Activity Environments: A Brief History
    2009 - USA

    “Although few measures of physical activity environments were developed, measures of aesthetic qualities are available. Each of these fields made unique contributions to the contemporary methods...

  9. Active Transportation for America: The Case for Increased Federal Investment in Bicycling and Walkin
    2008 - USA

    By making bicycling and walking—or “active transportation”—viable options for everyday travel, we can cost-effectively improve our mobility, protect our climate, enhance energy security and improve...

  10. 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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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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