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
LEARN HOW TO CREATE WOMEN-FRIENDLY DOWNTOWNS AND SOCIAL DISTRICTS
Women are the primary decision makers and influencers about where to shop, live, work and play. Yet cities and downtowns are primarily designed by men. In the nighttime economy, women are particularly attuned to safety hazards. Factors such as cleanliness, lighting, wayfinding, restroom availability and mobility options can influence a woman’s decision on where to go for a night out. Women at different life stages seek out a variety of social experiences. But many cities fall short of women’s expectations. MORE
City of Pittsburgh
LOCAL AUTHORITY AND ALCOHOL REGULATION
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.
Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control
London Entertainment Commission
Ben Van Houten
Business Development Manager, Nightlife & Entertainment Sector
San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Providence Downtown Improvement District
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.
International Downtown Association
Downtown Development Board and Community Redevelopment Agency
City of Orlando