Sociability is an Economic Engine
RHI's Summit Series Provides Tools to Invest
Safe and Vibrant Nightlife
Entertainment is among the greatest
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
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
Sociability Seminar: RHI president Jim Peters presents
a comprehensive overview of the
elements for enhancing vibrancy, assuring safety
and planning for people.
The Host City showcases their approach to
nightlife planning and management, in addition to registered
which present a snapshot of their cities.
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
The 2014 Summit Series was a great
success with more programs planned for 2015. Thanks to
the host cities and sponsors for their support.