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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.

Hold the Dates for RHI's 2015 Sociable City Leadership Summits

Public Safety and Policing Marketing Destination

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.”

  • Date: February 18-20, 2015

  • Location: Los Angeles, California

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Join in a dialogue among destination marketing professionals as well as other stakeholders on how to develop a marketing brand of your city that incorporates the dining, entertainment and event opportunities in the nightlife experience, and to explore how cultural diversity enhances amenities such as food, drink, music and social options. 

  • 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. .

Phone    831.469.3396