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DVRPC Hosting 'Economic Value of Open Space' Discussion on March 29th

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is hosting a discussion on the 'Economic Value of Open Space' on Tuesday, March 29th.

About the discussion:
The basic function of the meeting is for people to learn about DVRPC and how they can get involved in the regional planning process as residents of the Delaware Valley. These meetings are part of a series of listening sessions held around the region. Our goal is to reach those in the Greater Philadelphia region to inform them about DVRPC plans and programs and public participation activities, such as membership on the RCC. We hope these meetings will provide an opportunity for a continuing dialogue between the public and DVRPC regarding the most important issues facing the region. In addition, we have a presentation on a recent DVRPC plan, program or study.

For the March 29 meeting, Patricia Elkis, DVRPC Director of Comprehensive Planning, will present a recently completed study: The Economic Value of Protected Open Space. DVRPC and the GreenSpace Alliance (GSA) partnered to commission this study quantifying the economic value of protected open space in Southeastern Pennsylvania . The study uses cutting-edge research to quantify the economic value of SE PA 's 200,000 acres of parks, preserved farms and natural areas in terms of property value, ecosystem services, direct use and health benefits, and economic activity. The study also includes qualitative place-based case studies that tell stories about what certain protected open spaces mean to people and communities.

The meeting begins at 6pm and is being held in the Franklin Commons Conference Room. There is no cost for the event and there will be dinner served.

For more information or to RSVP, please call Jane Meconi at 215-238-2871.

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