Comment 42296

By Kiely (registered) | Posted June 22, 2010 at 11:29:50

My point is that if our focus is on attracting visitors, we're going to be doing the wrong things for the wrong reasons. If we focus instead on cultivating a healthy city in which lots of people can actually live and work, the visitors will find their own reasons and ways to come downtown. - Ryan

Kiely, it's not that we don't want to attract visitors, it's that the best way to attract people is to make a place liveable for the people who are already there. When a place is a great place to be, people will come no matter how difficult or inconvenient it is to get there. Trying to attract visitors by making it easy for them to get there has the opposite affect. Stop trying to make it easy, and instead focus on making it great. Not only will the 'visitors' come, but they won't be visitors anymore - they'll want to stay. - Highwater

It is better to focus on the bigger picture... got it, I'm on board now : )

Comment edited by Kiely on 2010-06-22 10:31:58

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