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Grey Places Need Green Spaces: The Case for Investing in Our Nation's Natural Assets

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Type: Book
Author: Dobson, Julian
Publisher: Groundwork UK
Location: Birmingham, England
Date: 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/7950
Sector: Land Tenure & Use
Region: Europe
Subject(s): policy analysis
research
land tenure and use
green economics
Abstract: "This report for the environmental charity Groundwork UK examines how urban green spaces can be preserved and cared for in perpetuity. Drawing on a wealth of research and case studies, it argues that parks and green spaces should be valued for the totality of ecosystem services they provide. The best way to ensure this value is preserved, it suggests, is to apply the principles of the historic commons to their management and stewardship, ensuring rights of access and enjoyment as well as a lasting duty of care."

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