SUMMIT KEYNOTE SPEAKER IS LEAD STRATEGIST ON THE NIGHTTIME ECONOMY

PHILIP KOLVIN QC WILL BE A KEYNOTE SPEAKER at RHI's 2018 Sociable City Summit. Kolvin is the Head of Cornerstone Barristers, a London Chambers with national coverage, specializing in town and country planning, licensing, property and regulatory law. Kolvin is a leading specialist in the spectrum of regulatory control including alcohol, entertainment, sports, gambling, transportation and adult entertainment.

LONDON'S PROGRESSIVE 24/7 STRATEGIES

PHILIP KOLVIN in an internationally recognized advisor on nighttime economy strategies. He contributed to the 2003 24/7 licensing change and has chaired many of London's alliances to manage nightlife, including:

  • THE PURPLE FLAG: A campaign that recognizes management of the nighttime economy
  • BEST BAR NONE: An accreditation scheme promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises
  • NIGHTTIME COMMISSION: Mayor Sadiq Khan appointed Philip Kolvin chair of the Night Time Commission
  • NIGHTWORKS:  A non-profit for diversity of social options in the leisure economy.
  • INSTITUTE OF LICENSING:  The professional organization for licensing practitioners in the UK

AUTHOR OF "THE SOCIABLE CITY" SHARES FRAMEWORK FOR URBAN PLANNING

JAMIN CREED ROWAN, AUTHOR, THE SOCIABLE CITY, WILL SHARE INSIGHTS gathered from his extensive research about socializing in cities. The Sociable City investigates the history of how American society has conceived of urban relationships and considers how these ideas have shaped the cities in which we live. Recognizing the ecology of urban space that facilitates connectivity, this book exposes new vocabularies and narratives of urban planning. Rowan not only references the scientific literature, he also delves into the literature of the time to capture from novels and essays the realities of urban transformation.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR SCOTT WIENER

Senator Scott Wiener was elected to the California State Senate in November 2016, representing San Francisco and northern San Mateo County. Before being elected to the Senate, Senator Wiener served as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing the Castro and surrounding neighborhoods. B

As a member of the Board of Supervisors, Senator Wiener advocated for nightlife in San Francisco. He requested and obtained a groundbreaking economic impact study for San Francisco nightlife, which showed that nightlife contributed over $6 billion and nearly 60,000 jobs to San Francisco’s economy.

Senator Wiener convened a late-night transportation task force, which made a series of recommendations to improve nighttime transportation. Several of those recommendations have already been implemented. He authored legislation to strengthen the San Francisco Entertainment Commission, specifically, to create more flexible permits for outdoor and live music events and to strengthen the Commission’s enforcement powers. Senator Wiener also obtained funding to hire an economic development staff position for nightlife.

At the state level, Senator Wiener is authoring a bill to allow six cities in California to decide locally whether to extend alcohol service hours to 4 am, as opposed to California’s longstanding, inflexible 2 am statewide cutoff.

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