The Case for Open Space
The Case for Open Space

The Case for Open Space

Why the Real Estate Industry Should Invest in Parks and Open Spaces

Parks and Open Space


43 Pages, 10.5 x 7

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: April 2019

ISBN 9780874204193

Price: $12.95


The Case for Open Space explores the benefits of private sector involvement in creating, maintaining, operating, and programming parks and open space—ranging from enhanced returns on investment for developers that include open space in their projects to improved community health outcomes.

Author Biography

This publication by the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Building Healthy Places Initiative and ULI's Sustainable Development Council (SDC) incorporates research conducted by ULI staff and SDC members, as well as takeaways from stakeholder interviews—including with ULI members who have developed or supported parks and open space through their project investments.