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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.

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Public Safety and Policing
Nightlife Districts

A growing number of cities have found that strategic deployment methods, specialized training, and particular personality traits in officers can help deescalate conflicts and prevent crime. Proactive public safety also requires a continuum of collaborative partnerships with various enforcement and regulatory agencies from the moment a business opens to the instant it is flagged on an agency’s “at risk radar.”

Nighttime Economy

This event will bring together the pioneers of nighttime economy management and create a forum for defining standards of nightlife management and the qualifications and specialized training for a “Nighttime Economy Manager”. Examples of how to measure the value and cost of a vibrant nightlife will be examined as a key tool for determining resource allocation  to  address the challenges of urban hospitality and mixed use development.

Marketing Destination,
Diversity and Nightlife

Destination marketing professionals, business district managers and economic development stakeholders will discuss how to incorporate dining, entertainment, diversity and nightlife into cities' marketing campaigns. Topics to be explored include how to make the business case for cultural diversity and how nightlife can be better marketed as an attraction for students, conventioneers and other visitors.

  • Date: November 9-10, 2015

  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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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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