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The Economic Value of Protected Open Space in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Protected open spaces – public parks, preserved farmland, and private conserved lands – provide substantial economic, environmental, and public health benefits to surrounding communities. These benefits, however, are generally not well understood and are often undervalued in policy debates and investment decisions. In the interest of fostering a better understanding of these benefits, this study estimates the economic value generated by protected open space in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Downloadable Documents
Economy League of Greater Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA: GreenSpace Alliance
Page Numbers
Publication Date
November 16, 2010
Publication Type
Reports and Guides
et al. Author(s)
Econsult Corporation, and Keystone Conservation Trust
Agricultural Economic Development, Cost of Sprawl, Environmental Benefits, Why Save Farmland

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