Why Parks Matter – Evidence Base

The evidence base provides key research documents that support the economic, environmental and social arguments in support of investing in parks.

Parks are good for the local environment and help tackle climate change. They can provide natural services that reduce temperatures, absorb pollution, capture carbon and manage flood risk.

Here is some of the evidence that will help you understand how parks protect the environment and can help tackle climate change.

Preparing for Climate Change A Good Practice Guide ADEPT

Nature-Based Solutions & Re-Naturing Cities EU

Book Nature Based Solutions To Climate Change

Biodiversity Offsetting HofP

Benefits of GI for heat mitigation and emissions reductions in cities Trust for Public Land

Parks are most peoples favourite public places.  They provide places where people come together and meet their neighbours strengthening communities. Here is some of the evidence that will help you understand how parks do this and how you can help

WHO’S WITH US? Bringing community along on the green space journey 202020 Vision

The social value of public spaces JRF

Social interaction, inclusion and community cohesion Forest Research

Places spaces people well being What Works for Well Being

Outdoor Recreation What Works for Well Being

Community ownership and management of parks and green spaces MyCommunity