HELPING CITIES WORLDWIDE HARNESS THE POWER OF THE SOCIAL ECONOMY

Sociable Cities are destinations because of their nightlife. Tourists, residents, employees and students all want exciting dining and entertainment options.  But social economies require oversight, planning and management.

Zoom dates and virtual happy hours, game nights and dance parties are some of the ways people are connecting in digital spaces during COVID-19. As hard as it is to imagine, sometime soon, people will be allowed to re-enter social spaces.

Friends, coworkers, families and loved ones will reunite in cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, nightclubs and music venues. These will be the spaces where stories will be shared and healing will take place with food, drink, music and dance.

THE RESPONSIBLE HOSPITALITY INSTITUTE (RHI) BRINGS DECADES OF EXPERIENCE to assist cities in recovery and re-visioning of their social economy by convening a broad base of stakeholders-public, private and government leaders-to work together to achieve a common vision and "new normal" for sociability post-COVID in nightlife districts.

The Academy will be especially helpful for city planners, elected officials, aspiring or current night mayors, police, nightlife venue operators and business district managers, as well as any "big picture thinkers" in nightlife planning and management.

The NETWORK is an online subscription to resources on nighttime management, including case studies, webinars, expert columns, news updates and networking with practitioners. Subscription includes Academy registration.

The Summit is the premier event to learn about nighttime economy safety, vibrancy and planning. The 2021 Summit will be virtual. In addition to the regular focus on Building Blocks this Summit will showcase city responses to COVID-19. March 1-2.

BUILDING BLOCKS OF A SOCIABLE CITY PLAN

RHI provides a comprehensive framework with the building blocks for your city to meet the social experience demands of residents and visitors.

LAY A FOUNDATION
LAY A FOUNDATION
SOCIABLE CITIES REQUIRE A FOUNDATION of policies and resources to protect nightlife and data-driven decision making. Commitment to the vision of safe and vibrant nightlife can be facilitated through creation of a staff position (e.g. night mayor) and a supportive alliance of key stakeholders.
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PLAN FOR PEOPLE
PLAN FOR PEOPLE
SMART GROWTH PLANNING for the nightlife culture requires foresight and infrastructure with an expanded focus on how people use a mixed-use hospitality zone at different times of day and for different purposes.
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ASSURE SAFETY
ASSURE SAFETY
ASSURING NIGHTTIME SAFETY requires systems to prevent crime and disorder in public space and in private venues. This requires a continuum of partnerships. Police, fire, private security, venue management, staff and district ambassadors all have a role to play to create a welcome and safe social environment for residents and visitors.
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ENHANCE VIBRANCY
ENHANCE VIBRANCY
VIBRANCY IN HOSPITALITY ZONES can be enhanced by creating a seamless flow of social experiences in public and private spaces—from sidewalk cafes and buskers to live entertainment in restaurants, bars and clubs.
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businesses and communities to plan safe and vibrant places to socialize.

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