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ECON 485 - Environmental Economics: Land Use / Parks

Guide to finding information for your Environmental Initiative Project

Web Resources

Trust For Public Land: Economic & Health Benefits

National nonprofit that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places.

How Cities Use Parks for Economic Development (American Planning Association)
This 2002 article claims that
parks are a good financial investment for a community. Understanding the economic impacts of parks can help decision makers better evaluate the creation and maintenance of urban parks.
Economic Benefits of Parks (ConservationTools.org)
Guide covering many benefits, including increased property values and tax revenues, decreased medical costs due to exercise, tourism revenue, attractiveness of communities to homebuyers and businesses, and decreased stormwater treatment costs.

Books