Growing Economic Value for our Cities:          Parks and Trees        A Congressional Briefing           Thursday, April ...
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Societymotivates people to improve thequality of life and create a senseof community throug...
The Nation’s Flower Show250,000+ attendees visit the Flower Show over 9 days
Impact of Flower Show             $61 million impact on             Greater Philadelphia region             Provides work ...
Philadelphia GreenOver 100,000peopleconnected toPHS programsConvene | Connect | Motivate
Green InfrastructureValued urban green spaces
92% of Philadelphians …believe that environmental and green infrastructure improvements are necessary to improve the area’...
The Impact of Greening                Economic                Aesthetic                Environmental                Social
Civic Landscapes26th Street Gateway
Civic Landscapes26th Street Gateway
Civic LandscapesLogan Square
Civic LandscapesLogan Square
Improve Downtown Business• Shoppers will spend 9% to 12% more for goods andservices in business districts with high qualit...
Value of Parks10,300 acres = $5.9M in stormwater management cost savings
Stormwater ManagementCliveden Park, Stormwater Project
Stormwater ManagementLiberty Lands
Stormwater ManagementLiberty Lands
Green JobsGreen2015: An Action Plan for the First 500 Acres
Value of TreesUp to50%Reduction in amount of cooling energy used due tostrategically planted trees around a building.- Urb...
Plant One Million                    Goal: to plant                    one million trees                    across 13 coun...
Plant One Million                       Plant                       Trees in watershed                       areas, public...
Social Capitalvolunteer hours $8.6 million value   - Green2015
Growing Economic ValueTrees, Parks, Green Infrastructure
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Growing Green Value in Philadelphia

  1. 1. Growing Economic Value for our Cities: Parks and Trees A Congressional Briefing Thursday, April 14, 2011 Amanda Benner, PHS
  2. 2. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Societymotivates people to improve thequality of life and create a senseof community through horticulture.
  3. 3. The Nation’s Flower Show250,000+ attendees visit the Flower Show over 9 days
  4. 4. Impact of Flower Show $61 million impact on Greater Philadelphia region Provides work equivalent of 637 full-time jobs $8 million in tax revenue 25,000 hotel room nights regionally
  5. 5. Philadelphia GreenOver 100,000peopleconnected toPHS programsConvene | Connect | Motivate
  6. 6. Green InfrastructureValued urban green spaces
  7. 7. 92% of Philadelphians …believe that environmental and green infrastructure improvements are necessary to improve the area’s economic competitiveness and growth. - pennfuture.org/nextgreatcity
  8. 8. The Impact of Greening Economic Aesthetic Environmental Social
  9. 9. Civic Landscapes26th Street Gateway
  10. 10. Civic Landscapes26th Street Gateway
  11. 11. Civic LandscapesLogan Square
  12. 12. Civic LandscapesLogan Square
  13. 13. Improve Downtown Business• Shoppers will spend 9% to 12% more for goods andservices in business districts with high quality trees andlandscaping• Shoppers will travel greater distances to retail areaswith high quality trees, and spend more time oncethey arrive• 7% higher rental rates for commercial offices withhigh quality landscapes
  14. 14. Value of Parks10,300 acres = $5.9M in stormwater management cost savings
  15. 15. Stormwater ManagementCliveden Park, Stormwater Project
  16. 16. Stormwater ManagementLiberty Lands
  17. 17. Stormwater ManagementLiberty Lands
  18. 18. Green JobsGreen2015: An Action Plan for the First 500 Acres
  19. 19. Value of TreesUp to50%Reduction in amount of cooling energy used due tostrategically planted trees around a building.- Urban Forestry and the Ecocity, Michigan State University
  20. 20. Plant One Million Goal: to plant one million trees across 13 counties and 3 states PA NJ DE
  21. 21. Plant One Million Plant Trees in watershed areas, public parks, schoolyards, and private property Count Online tool to register new trees PlantOneMillion.org Tend Tree Tenders training to learn care and maintenancePlant | Count | Tend
  22. 22. Social Capitalvolunteer hours $8.6 million value - Green2015
  23. 23. Growing Economic ValueTrees, Parks, Green Infrastructure
  24. 24. PHSonline.org

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