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The Landscape Performance Series Fast Fact Library is a searchable collection of landscape benefits derived from published research. Each includes a citation and links to the full article when available.
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Conservation subdivision design, a greenfield development practice that utilizes the site analysis methods common to landscape architecture to preserve significant portions of environmentally precious land, was shown to produce a higher 5-year appreciation rate for homes compared to traditionally developed subdivisions (10.85% vs. 4.35%) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
In a Cedar Rapids, Iowa study, 66% of survey respondents living in both traditional and conservation subdivisions were willing to pay a premium for conservation features, at an average of $4,343.
Well-designed integration of conservation features positively affect home values. In a study of 6 subdivisions in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, open space added an average of $462 to standard subdivision homes and $17,082 to conservation subdivision homes.
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