As city centers evolve with mixed-use development, hospitality venues often serve as a catalyst for revitalization. Clusters of dining and entertainment in the form of cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs generate a critical mass of people that facilitates greater daytime and evening patronage of retail shopping and services. The heightened level of vibrancy draws interest by residents who want to live in close proximity to the vitality of such districts.

As these areas evolve, tools are needed to anticipate whether residential development (e.g. apartments, condominiums, hotels, etc.) is an appropriate use in the district, or what conditions might be needed to reduce impacts from the density of people and nighttime social activity.

RHI provides sample approaches being used by cities, hospitality associations, and planners for an inclusive and proactive approach to assure safety, enhance vibrancy and plan for people.


Resources for the Nighttime Economy

Economic Studies: News and Reports

RHI Summit Panel on Economic Studies

RHI Summit Panel on Craft Beverages

RHI Summit Panel on Nighttime Management

Best Practices for Nightlife Management

Night Mayor — Night Manager


Guide for College Communities

Challenges for Town-Gown Relations

Nightlife Impact on College Communities

Advisory Panel

Survey to Access the Online Guide


After You Review the Guide Survey 




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