The 2010 Winter Olympics: The role of planners in the economic realm

Eric Vance, Vancouver Island University-Royal Roads University, Vancouver Island University-Royal Roads University
In the run up to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, a heated debate is unfolding regarding the economic merits of the event. The author briefly summarizes this debate and makes a cogent argument for why planners should be more actively involved in the process, working to maximize the games' benefits and minimize their potentially negative consequences.
doi:10.25316/ir-1361 fatcat:y52gmfbrkbhhjmmz2tvmcvu24a