PLAN FOR PEOPLE: MOBILIZE RESOURCES TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE

SMART GROWTH PLANNING for the nightlife culture requires foresight and infrastructure with an expanded focus on how people use a mixed-use hospitality zone at different times of day and for different purposes.

RESIDENTS EXPECT a high quality of life, even in active hospitality zones. This requires clear community standards and management of sound, litter and waste. Updated policies, consistent enforcement and facilitated conflict resolution systems are essential.

 

NIGHTLIFE PATRONS need safe rides home to prevent impaired driving. Coordination of transportation options requires a robust mobility management plan for evening and late-night activity.

ROUNDTABLES, LEARNING LABORATORY AND TRENDSPOTTING SESSIONS

 

 HAS YOUR CITY BEEN “STUDENTIFIED”? HOW STUDENTS AFFECT NIGHTLIFE

Date: Monday, February 19                      Time: 3:15 - 5:00 pm               Type: Roundtable Discussion

Studentification refers to the process of social, environmental and economic change affected by large numbers of students in residential areas of the cities and towns in which popular universities are located.  This roundtable will explore how increased demand for student housing in mixed-use districts is changing the ecology of a city. When the line between campus and community is blurred, new partnerships are needed to set high standards for behavior. Find out how city administrators, higher education representatives, and both municipal and campus police can work together to reduce harm and improve quality of life when a city has a large student population living in the downtown core.

Beth Bagwell
RHI Board
Executive Director
International Town Gown Association

Panel Moderator

Bruce Kraus
Council President
Pittsburgh, PA

Jerry Schiager
Lieutenant
Fort Collins Police Department

SUE WEBSTER
Community Liaison
Michigan State University

 LOCAL AUTHORITY AND ALCOHOL REGULATION

Date: Monday, February 19                        Time: 10:15 - 11:45 am                  Type: Roundtable Discussion

Craft breweries. Craft distilleries. Farm-to-table dining. Eating and drinking locally produced food and beverages is all the rage. But this new trend is shaking up the status quo of alcohol regulation. Venue operators are requesting flexibility in permits and licenses. Local authorities are seeking to override state regulations. Even the national three tier system is being disrupted by craft brewhouses that do it all–produce, distribute and sell—all under the same roof.

This roundtable discussion will explore the new challenges of alcohol regulation and how to modernize a licensing system created in 1933 after the repeal of prohibition.

Kathie Durbin
RHI Board
Licensing Director
Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control

Philip Kolvin
 Former Chair
London Entertainment Commission

Ben Van Houten
Business Development Manager, Nightlife & Entertainment Sector
San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development

Frank LaTorre
Executive Director
Providence Downtown Improvement District

AUDREY JOSEPH
Former Chair
San Francisco Entertainment Commission

Panel Moderator

 BUSINESS DISTRICT MANAGEMENT AND NIGHTLIFE

Date: Tuesday, February 20                        Time: 10:45 am - 12:00 pm                 Type: Roundtable Discussion

The business improvement approach to downtown and city center revitalization began in Toronto in 1970. New Orleans become the first in the US in 1974. Whether an BID, BIA, BRZ or CID, SSA or SID, there are almost 2,000 today throughout the world.

Toronto, like many cities, has multiple BID's, and in some cities, organized networks facilitate stronger advocacy and resource sharing. The basic approach is using legislation to tax businesses or property owners, who in turn establish a governing board and staff to oversee programs. These are often restricted by the legislation to marketing, maintenance and safety.

Increasingly, as place making and growth of mixed use development, BID's are now recognizing the potential role to assist in developing the nighttime economy.

This Roundtable discussion will explore the new challenges business district managers, emerging strategies to extend services into the evening and late-night, and how to be an advocate for city resources on public safety and policy to maximize potential and minimize risk of nightlife.

David Downey
RHI Board
President
International Downtown Association

Richard Guiney
CEO
DublinTown
Dublin, Ireland

NATALIE AVERY
Executive Director
DC BID Council
Washington, DC

SARA BERNS
Executive Director
Discover Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA

Panel Moderator

DAVID BARILLA
Assistant Director
Downtown Development Board and Community Redevelopment Agency
City of Orlando

RESPONSIBLE HOSPITALITY INSTITUTE

831.469.3396

RHI is a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 with a mission to assist
businesses and communities to plan safe and vibrant places to socialize.

©2017 Responsible Hospitality Institute