The Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1983 and is the leading source for events, resources and consultation services on nightlife. RHI's mission is to assist communities in the planning and management of hospitality zones to create safe, vibrant and economically prosperous places to socialize.

RHI’s expertise has helped more than 100+ communities facilitate collaborative solutions to the most difficult nightlife challenges. Utilizing insights and model practices gathered from dozens of cities and countries throughout the world, RHI is in a unique position to guide communities’ nighttime economy development by sharing lessons learned and helping city leaders avoid common pitfalls.

The success of RHI's services, events and projects is measured by three guiding principles:

  • Provide technical assistance that builds local capacity

  • Incubate and share cutting-edge information and proven strategies on nighttime management

  • Link a broad-based network of professionals who plan, manage and police nightlife districts

Today, RHI's influence extends throughout the world. RHI has advanced the professional development of nighttime managers and has facilitated creation of collaborative alliances to set policies that nurture and invest in the social experience of sharing food, drink, music and dance.


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"Cities are coming back, largely on the promise of unique dining, shopping and entertainment.
Managing these vibrant, sometimes chaotic, environments requires new levels of cooperation and creativity.
RHI is the only organization with the experience to guide local leaders, business owners, and citizens to success."
Betsy Jackson, President, The Urban Agenda


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RHI is a 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 events create an organized opportunity to connect and share information with peers and access resources from RHI. 
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