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  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. Making the case for investment in the walking environment
    2011 - England

    Investments in the walking environment are good value for money compared with other transport investments, due to its many benefits (physical and mental health, lower societal and economic costs,...

  5. Reconomics: The Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation
    2014 - England

    Outdoor recreation in the United Kingdom drives the visitor economy, creates related jobs and skills, and contributes to tackling the health costs of physical inactivity.

  6. Canadian Nature Survey
    2012 - Canada

    Nature-based activities make a significant contribution to the national economy and individual Canadians’ quality of life.

  7. Non-Motorized Outdoor Recreation in British Columbia: Participation and Economic Contributions
    2014 - Canada

    Non-motorized outdoor recreationists contribute significantly to the economy of BC. A higher frequency of single-day trips where opportunities are more easily accessible indicates that the economic...

  8. The Social Benefits of Sport
    2013 - Scotland

    Sport improves physical and mental health and reduces health care costs. It also reduces anti-social behaviour.

  9. The contribution of the arts and culture to the national economy
    2013 - England

    The arts and culture sector provides significant economic benefits to GDP, economic turnover, return on investment, employment, and tourism.

  10. The value of arts and culture to people and society: An evidence review
    2014 - England

    The arts and culture sector provides economic, social, health and wellbeing, and education benefits to society.

  11. Economic Impacts of the Wisconsin State Park System: Connections to Gateway Communities
    http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/documents/WISC_ST_PARKS-ECON_REPORT_2013_FINAL_WEB.pdf - USA

    Wisconsin state parks and trails are not only important drivers of local economic vitality across the state, but also provide additional economic value due to non-market goods, such as ecosystem...

  12. The Economic Impact of Canada’s National, Provincial and Territorial Parks in 2009
    2011 - Canada

    Spending on park programs by the Canadian federal, provincial, and territory governments and by parks visitors has a substantial impact on the Canadian economy, creating jobs, generating income for...

  13. So Much More: The Economic Impact of the Toronto Public Library System on the City of Toronto
    2013 - Canada

    The Toronto Public Library services deliver a strong return on investment, enhancing Toronto’s overall quality of life.

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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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