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Sociability is an Economic Engine

RHI's Summit Series Provides Tools to Invest in a Safe and Vibrant Nightlife

Entertainment is among the greatest trends in retailing and urban redevelopment, and is credited with revitalizing many downtowns. Consequently, many cities are attempting to replicate this success by developing pedestrian-oriented entertainment/social districts consisting of cinema, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and retail shopping.

When properly planned and well-managed, social districts with dining and entertainment venues facilitate vibrancy and sociability among residents and visitors. A key economic engine, the hospitality industry creates jobs and enhances a city's competitive advantage to attract businesses, residents, students, conventions and tourists.

The RHI Sociable City Leadership Summit showcases the best strategies to plan, manage and police nightlife and sociability in mixed use districts. Participants access a comprehensive overview of trends, issues, and strategies to address challenges.

  • Sociability Seminar: RHI president Jim Peters presents a comprehensive overview of the six core elements for enhancing vibrancy, assuring safety and planning for people.

  • City Showcase: The Host City showcases their approach to nightlife planning and management, in addition to registered city teams, which present a snapshot of their cities.

  • Crowd Sourced Solutions: The combination of formal instruction and peer presentations through small and large group discussion results in a portfolio of best practices and a local network for future collaboration.

The 2014 Summit Series was a great success with more programs planned for 2015. Thanks to the host cities and sponsors for their support.

Social offerings, such as entertainment venues and places to meet are among the

top three reasons people choose where they live.

 Knight Foundation Soul of the Community Report  

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The Responsible Hospitality Institute (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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