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

  • Webinars showcasing cities, authors and solutions

  •  Leadership Summit events

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

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Studentification of Downtown

While student enrollment grows in many colleges and universities, student housing hasn’t kept pace, leading to more students who are forced to move into traditional residential neighborhoods. Development companies are also taking advantage of this opportunity, building student oriented “dormitory style apartments” or houses in traditional neighborhoods and converting to student apartments. Read More.

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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