To begin this post, I must answer a question that most readers will have. Is green space a resource?
I argue that green space is indeed a resource. While it is different than harvesting lumber from forests or drawing oil up to the surface, green space offers economic opportunities as well. Jobs to design and manage these spaces exist. Parks offer space for impromptu markets and events. Even more so than economic benefits, green space offers health and social benefits by creating a public outdoor space to congregate, relax, exercise, and socialize.