Land Conservation Information


Benefits of Open Space

 

Conservation: An Investment that Pays The Economic Benefits of Parks and Open SpacePC260132
The main focus of this paper is to discuss the economic importance of parks and open spaces to urban communities surrounding the open spaces.
Summary - Parks and Open Space

http://www.tpl.org/content_documents/EconBenefitsReport_7_2009.pdf

 

The Economic Benefits of Open Space, Recreation Facilities & Walkable Community Design
This research synthesis focuses on “private” benefits that accrue to nearby homeowners and to other users of open space.
Summary - Economic Benefits of Open Space

http://www.activelivingresearch.org/files/Synthesis_Shoup-Ewing_March2010.pdf

 

How Much Value Does the City of Philadelphia Receive from its Park & Recreation System?
This study discusses the importance of parks to the city of Philadelphia regarding property values, tax revenues, pollution control, tourism spending, consumer saving, and residential health.
Summary - Philadelphia Parks

http://www.tpl.org/content_documents/Philaparkvaluereport.pdf