WIT Press


Sustainable Planning: The Value Of Green Space

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030311

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

531.35 kb

Author(s)

L.J. Speirs

Abstract

This paper presents data on the social and economic value of the environment, applicable to urban planning, drawn from a literature review carried out by RSKENSR Environment Ltd. The research was commissioned by Greening for Growth, a partnership to deliver a long-term programme of environmental improvement and community action to regenerate the Northumberland Coalfield in the UK. Greening for Growth was established as a result of the publication of the Northumberland Coalfield Environmental Enhancement Strategy, which identifies a bold, comprehensive £25 million programme, to be implemented over 20 years. This study was commissioned to help make the business case to secure this investment. The study collated quantitative data on a range of benefits, including increased house prices, flood control and wastewater treatment, air-quality improvements, impacts on consumer behaviour and health and educatio

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