Successful synergy from collaboration requires fusing the complementary resources of the partners in a project that mutually benefits all parties involved.
One of the striking characteristics of our field is the plethora of organizations that produce recreation services in the public, commercial and nonprofit sectors.
Why are joint provisions a superior alternative to joint-use agreements?
Understand why forward-thinking measures mean inserting a reimbursement clause in parkland dedication ordinances.
In the current environment of a major economic recession and subsequent large decreases in local government funds for parks, the principle of "value capture" to pay for the construction and/or operation of parks is worth revisiting.
Taking a closer look at the economic costs and benefits of parks and open spaces that have largely been ignored in planning studies in the past.
In addition to proximate distance, there are two other features of parks and open space that influence a property’s value: the proportion of park-like space in the locale and views from a property.
Learn how a consistent annual decline in the number of golf players has affected property values in golf communities and what can be done to help failing courses.
Read a review of 21 studies that measured the impact of golf courses on property values and how the impact of golf courses is different from parks.
It is a trail’s functionality or activity potential that is likely to confer added value, not the panorama of attractive open space.
An analysis of 33 studies, which measured the impact of distance from a park on the sales price of a residence, reveals six key points.
Conventional belief states that parks are a costly investment from which a community receives no measurable financial return. However, this perspective overlooks the enhanced property taxes stemming from increased increments of value at properties located close to parks.