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Many government documents acknowledge the important role of green infrastructure in sustainable development and for creating attractive and economically vibrant communities. Forest Research carried out a critical review of the evidence that greenspace initiatives deliver direct and indirect economic benefits.
A growing number of studies confirm the existence of benefits derived from greenspace, but few provide economic estimates. The assessment formulated the following estimates of economic benefit:
The Forest Research team performed its assessment based on a comprehensive review of all published economic benefit valuations for greenspace and green network projects.
Commissioned and funded by the Forestry Commission
The project was completed in 2011.
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