Thought Leaders Compare Perspectives on the Future of Life at Night

Prior to lock downs, there was great momentum in developing organized strategies to transition to a new era of life at night.

Among these programs was creation of a dedicated office with staffing on nighttime management. As cities recover from COVID-19 these same programs and strategies can be a template for the future.

This forum will bring two thought leaders and researchers on how cities will move forward.


philip kolvin

Head of Chambers, Cornerstone Barristers
Former Chair
London Nighttime Commission

For two decades Philip Kolvin led the United Kingdom’s (UK) thinking about the nighttime economy and policies to create sustainable leisure environments. He spearheaded initiatives to enhance safety and vibrancy and set the standards on how to mobilize all sectors toward a common vision of life having chaired Purple Flag, the accreditation program for the  of safe, welcoming, diverse and accessible night-time economies, Best Bar None, which accredits safe bars.

He was appointed by London Mayor Khan as chair of the London Night Time Commission and wrote the Mayor's vision for London: "From Good Night to Great Night".


Andreina Seijas is an international consultant currently completing her doctoral degree in Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), where she is specializing in nocturnal governance, with experience in Latin America and the United States.

Her qualitative study to analyze the propagation of night mayors and their relevance from an urban governance perspective was published by Urban Studies Governing the Night-time City: The Rise of Night Mayors as a New Form of Urban Governance After Dark.

Andreina Seijas J
Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Candidate
Harvard University





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