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Opinion: Charles Gauthier: Placemaking sets the scene for economic success

August 13, 2018

The Vancouver Sun, August 13, 2018

Charles Gauthier, president and CEO of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, discusses how the local economy is supported by invaluable behind-the-scenes work called placemaking – the process of creating squares, plazas, parks, streets and waterfront attractions that provide a place to congregate and draw people in because they are pleasurable or interesting. Includes mention of the number of cruise ship passengers that come through the Port of Vancouver and the economic impact to Vancouver with each cruise ship call.

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