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Natural Capital Accounting for Urban Greenspaces
June 28, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
This text is taken from the Ecosystems Knowledge Network.
“Funding challenges and land use pressures mean that local authorities and other land owners face unprecedented challenges in managing urban greenspace. Authoritative information about the value of this vital ‘green infrastructure’ and ‘natural capital’ can play a crucial role in determining whether it is seen as an asset or a liability. It provides a starting point for gaining new funding to enhance their social and economic value.
In recent years, natural capital accounts have been produced for greenspace in several UK cities. These provide information in a way that is recognised by senior decision-makers. Urban areas across the UK are exploring new ways of managing greenspace and raising their profile among leaders responsible for health and economic development.
This unique training opportunity will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of what natural capital accounts are and how they are produced in the specific context of urban greenspace.
No prior knowledge of natural capital assessment or economics is required.
A unique learning opportunity for:
Urban greenspace managers, urban property businesses, local authority asset managers, landscape and planning professionals, and others with an interest in the quality of urban areas.”
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