“The business of open space has been fueled by philanthropy and government money. It is time to move beyond that.” – Stephen J. Small, in The Business of Open Space: What’s Next??
Historically, land has been valued by how much development it could support. It is time to move beyond that. We need to learn to value land in new and dynamic ways.
In this exciting new book, Steve Small lays out an agenda to expand the business of saving open space. He advocates:
The creation of new marketplaces that set values on “environmental commodities”
– Reaching out to “non-traditional” landowners, such as educational institutions and government agencies
New approaches to corporate landowners
Creating new pools of money to save endangered property
Leveraging acquisition dollars
– If you care about moving the “business” of open space forward over the next decade, you can’t just read this book – you need to read this book and then act on this important agenda.