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Amount of park land per capita:
       
 
City Note Pop, mil Parkland/capita, m2
San Diego5 1.3 146.1
Houston5 2.0 66.8
Toronto 2.4 46.9
Philadelphia5 1.5 30.0
London 32-boroughs 6.6 25.3
Los Angeles5 3.8 24.7
New York City5 5-boroughs 8.1 18.6
Chicago5 5-boroughs 2.9 17.0
Seoul3 25-gu 10.1 14.9
Paris2 20-arrondissements 2.1 8.0
Taipei4 City 2.6 4.8
Tokyo1 23-ward 8.5 2.9
1 source: Keizai Koho Center, Japan 1999: An International Comparison, 106, 1999. The amount of parks in Tokyo is expected to raise to 3.6 square meters by 2010.
2 Excluding the parks in wooded areas (Bois de Boulognes and Bois de Vincennes), Paris has only 2 square meters of parkland per capita.
3 Excluding the parks in wooded areas (Gwanaksan, Pukhansan, etc), the figure for Seoul reduces to 3.7 square meters. Including all woodlands, the amount of green space would raise above 25 square meters per capita.
4 Source: Taiwanese Government Website. The figure is stated to include parks and green spaces as of 2003. Including all woodlands, the amount of green space would amount to more than 40 square meters per capita.
5 Source: The Trust for Public Land. Includes city parks and wooded areas within the city limits.
 
 
 
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