The Sociable City

Sociable cities with vibrant nightlife are magnets for tourism, conventions, residents and new sustainable industries. Cities throughout North America have evaluated the economic and employment value of nightlife, and created innovative policies and practices to assure safety, facilitate transportation and reduce impacts on quality of life.  

A Sociable City:

  • Grows city service funds with increased property value

  • Reduces crime through safety coordination

  • Revitalizes business districts by driving foot traffic

  • Enhances quality of life for residents and visitors

  • Draws a creative class of entrepreneurs

  • Expands tourism and convention trade

  • Propels relocation of corporate headquarters

  • Supports local businesses by capturing event markets

  • Provides transportation systems to match peak demand

The Responsible Hospitality Institute Provides

  • Technical services to assess and plan hospitality zones for the nighttime economy

  • A global network of professionals dedicated to improving nightlife safety and vibrancy

  • On line and on site seminars with RHI's senior staff sharing decades of best practices

  • Webinars showcasing cities, authors and solutions

  • Networking Conference and Leadership Summit events

  • Practical guides on best practices, news updates and other timely resources

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Policing Nightlife in College Communities

Building Trust and Productive Relations

Cities with large and growing college student populations, often living in downtown housing complexes close to nightlife districts, are especially challenged to find solutions to public concerns about late-night safety and security. The burden often falls onto police departments, with a first response of deployment of additional officers and aggressive crowd control tactics at closing time. .

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Nightlife News

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RHI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1983 with a mission to assist businesses and communities to plan safe and vibrant places to socialize. RHI's Sociable City Network creates an organized and more secure opportunity to connect and share information with peers and access resources from RHI and attend RHI online and onsite events at reduced rates. .

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