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6. Great Parks make Good Financial Investments

6. Great Parks make Good Financial Investments

In this Guest Blog, David Hatherly of Vee Design suggests the importance of well designed public open space should no longer be seen as ‘nice to have’ in our cities, but rather should now be seen as providing sound economic value and return for our cities. So isn’t it time we widen our economic ROI perspective to put parks, open space and public urban plazas as high up the list of essential public infrastructure as sewer networks, waste services and water supply systems.