published Dec 2018
Greater Des Moines Water Trails will annually pour tens of millions of dollars into the regional economy, a new analysis shows.
published Jan 2016
A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that the creation of nature-rich urban environments, including schoolyards with natural play spaces and gardens, can help improve physical and mental health, cognitive skills, creativity, and social bonding.
published Dec 2001
The purpose of this study is to determine if single-family sites that border upon a greenway are influenced economically by their proximity to the greenway.
published Jan 2006
This report presents methodologies and tools to estimate the cost of various bicycle facilities and for evaluating their potential value and benefits.
posted May 21, 2022
Non-motorized trail access was identified as a cost-effective public health strategy for increasing physical activity levels in the Oregon population.
published Jun 2010
The purpose of this study was to characterize the health-related QOL of Canadians who participate regularly in recreational off-road vehicle riding.
published Jun 2002
This analysis compares the original Users Survey taken in the spring of 1999 with a follow-up study conducted in 2001. The comparison measures any changes in usage behavior.
published Apr 2003
Parks provide intrinsic environmental, aesthetic, and recreation benefits to our cities. Parks are also a source of positive economic benefits. Understanding the economic impacts of parks can help decision makers better evaluate the creation and maintenance of urban parks.
published Feb 2001
This literature review discusses how urban form affects public health, specifically through the ways in which the built environment encourages or discourages physical activity levels.