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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.
This resource is intended to showcase landscape’s multiple and sometimes surprising environmental, economic and social benefits and to help you make the case for sustainable landscape solutions in your community, with your clients, or on Capitol Hill.
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A Dutch study determined the increase in property value for homes with nearby landscape amenities, based on the type of amenity. The most economically significant amenity, having a water body adjacent to the back yard of a house, increases its value by 28%. A pleasant view of natural open space or water increases property value by 8-10% and 6-12%, respectively, which could be added to the 6% increase in property value for houses within walking distance of these features. Conversely, views of multi-story apartment buildings decreased house prices by 7%.
Luttik, Joke, (2000). The value of trees, water and open space as reflected by house prices in the Netherlands. Landscape and Urban Planning 48, 109-123.
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