Fast Fact Library

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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Sun, Fanglin, and Richard T. Carson. “Coastal Wetlands Reduce Property Damage during Tropical Cyclones.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, February 2020. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1915169117.

Topics

Shoreline protection, Property values, Wetland, Resilience

Xiao, Xiang, Bo-Yi Yang, Li-Wen Hu, Iana Markevych, Michael S. Bloom, Shyamali C. Dharmage, Bin Jalaludin, et al. “Greenness around Schools Associated with Lower Risk of Hypertension among Children: Findings from the Seven Northeastern Cities Study in China.” Environmental Pollution 256 (2020): 113422. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113422

Topics

Health & well-being, Learning landscapes, Health care

Li, Dongying, Yen-Cheng Chiang, Huiyan Sang, and William C. Sullivan. “Beyond the School Grounds: Links between Density of Tree Cover in School Surroundings and High School Academic Performance.” Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 38 (2019): 42–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2018.11.001

Topics

Educational value, Trees, Learning landscapes

Arancibia, Daniel, Steven Farber, Beth Savan, Yvonne Verlinden, Nancy Smith Lea, Jeff Allen, and Lee Vernich. “Measuring the Local Economic Impacts of Replacing On-Street Parking With Bike Lanes.” Journal of the American Planning Association 85, no. 4 (2019): 463–81. https://doi.org/10.1080/01944363.2019.1638816

Topics

Transportation, Active living, Urbanization, Complete streets

Hadden Loh, Tracy, Christopher B. Leinberger, and Jordan Chafetz. Foot Traffic Ahead. New York: Smart Growth America and the George Washington University School of Business, 2019. https://smartgrowthamerica.org/resources/foot-traffic-ahead-2019/?download=yes&key=46188795

Topics

Other economic, Trees, Traffic calming, Urbanization, Complete streets

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