Investigate the “value of parks/green space” and potential tiering of parks based on the cost and potential benefits they provide. The County opened a number of parks in 2012, but has little knowledge of how their creation has benefited surrounding communities. This analysis would include consideration of property value as well as a range of “value” metrics that speak to ecosystem goods and services. This may also include strategies for incentivizing developers to include more green space into their planning.
A short list of books and websites are included below as the best places to start researching this topic. For possible search terms see the Search Strategies under Library Overview.