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Calculating the Benefits of Parks, Trails, and Open Space

This course provides examples of how to calculate market and non-market values of parks, trails, and open space, as well as how to identify potential revenue-generating opportunities for long-term maintenance and operation.

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Course Info

  • Duration 5 video lessons (34 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2016
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (1 min)
  • 2. Market Values (9 mins)
  • 3. Non-Market Values (7 mins)
  • 4. Revenue-Generating Activities, Part 1 (14 mins)
  • 5. Revenue-Generating Activities, Part 2 (2 mins)

Course Description

Research suggests that well-maintained parks, trails, and open spaces can positively impact property values and benefit local businesses by spurring economic activity within the surrounding area. These amenities can also provide a range of benefits to the surrounding community or ecosystem not typically accounted for in market transactions. Furthermore, regional market analysis can help identify potential revenue-generating opportunities for the maintenance and operations of parks, trails, and open space amenities.

This course provides examples of how to calculate market and non-market values of parks, trails, and open space, as well as how to identify potential-revenue generating opportunities for long-term maintenance and operation.

Learn these skills

  • Data Analysis
  • Economics
  • Environmental Planning
  • Financing
  • Land Use
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Site Planning
  • Urban Design

AICP CM

This course is approved for .5 AICP CM credit. 

CNU-A

This course is approved for .5 CNU-A credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point. 

Meet Your Instructor

Todd J. Poole

Todd J. Poole

Todd Poole is president, founder, and managing principal of 4ward Planning Inc., with more than 24 years of economic development experience, both as a private sector consultant and a public sector practitioner.

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