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World-renowned Gil Penalosa giving a presentation in Cowichan

World-renowned urban planner, Gil Penalosa, encourages Cowichan Valley to ‘benchmark with the best’

This video was first posted in the Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle

“What if everything we did had to be great for both an eight-year-old and 80-year-old,” he said. “Here in the Cowichan Valley you have to benchmark with the best….every morning you should wake up and ask how do we attract the best people.”

Penalosa is the founder and chair of 8 80 Cities, a non-profit promoting exactly the described vision, and has worked with 200 municipalities worldwide on how to create healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities.

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