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Green Infrastructure and Public Health in the Florida Communities Trust Public Land Acquisition Program

Title: Green Infrastructure and Public Health in the Florida Communities Trust Public Land Acquisition Program.
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Name(s): Coutts, Christopher, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2011
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The Florida Communities Trust (FCT) program provides grants to local governments to preserve open space. In doing so, this program plays an important role in supporting public health. A total of 617 FCT applications submitted between 2001-2006 were examined to determine in what ways the FCT is supporting public health. Results revealed that the FCT is supporting health most notably through the provision of park and greenway settings for physical activity and the protection of water quality. These findings are important because they reveal that programs such as the FCT have a latent ability to support public health. Making the important social benefit of public health more explicit can provide further justification for public land acquisition.
Identifier: FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0009 (IID), 10.1080/02697459.2010.511017 (DOI)
Keywords: parks, conservation, green infrastructure, open space, public health
Note: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Planning Research and Practice, 2010 © Copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02697459.2010.511017'>http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02697459.2010.511017">http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02697459.2010.511017
Citation: Coutts, C. (2010). Green infrastructure and public health in the Florida Communities Trust land acquisition program. Planning Practice and Research, 25(4), 439-459.
Subject(s): Social sciences
Cities and towns -- Study and teaching
City planning
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0009
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Urban and Regional Planning Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Planning Research and Practice.
Issue: 4, 25

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Coutts, C. (2011). Green Infrastructure and Public Health in the Florida Communities Trust Public Land Acquisition Program. Planning Research And Practice. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0009