THE FUTURE OF SOCIABILITY: LIFE MAY NEVER RETURN TO HOW WE REMEMBER IT

While COVID-19 defines 2020, close behind are racial justice and political divisions changing cultural norms and societal expectations.

Among the most significant challenges will be closing the gap between social distance and social connections as people emerge from cocoon life to return to normal social relations.

Many dining, entertainment and event businesses and those suppliers and services supporting them may not survive, some are burdened with debt and obligations, while many businesses have grown to support home socializing and entertainment.

RHI SERVICES BRING SAFETY, VIBRANCY AND PROVEN SOLUTIONS for sociability

Commercial offices, innovative technology companies, conventions, tourism, residential development and other magnets for economic growth all depend upon a safe and vibrant nightlife and social economy.

At the same time, strained budgets of cities and counties, vacant storefronts, offices and migration from downtown residential living combine to add even more challenges as a new and hopeful decade begins.

Sociability that is well planned and managed is an asset to your city. Vibrant social options like bars, restaurants, live music venues and night clubs attract students, tourists and entrepreneurs. They create jobs and drive the economic (re)development of a business district or downtown.

RHI HAS ASSISTED OVER 70 CITIES INVESTING IN THEIR NIGHTTIME ECONOMY

RHI Services guide and empower communities to see beyond barriers to harness the economic value of nightlife and create a holistic plan for the nighttime economy and risk management.

Our community-based process is designed with inclusion, consensus and on-site observations. We conduct a day, evening and late-night tour to witness your hospitality zone firsthand. Then, we help you determine how best to move forward with a plan of action, tapping the expertise of seasoned veterans in policy, public safety, hospitality management, district planning and management both within your city and part of RHI's team.

THE HOSPITALITY ZONE ASSESSMENT BUILDS ACTION TEAMS FOR PROGRESS

THE HOSPITALITY ZONE ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES

Whether planning to add a nightlife district, enhance one that exists or manage one out of control, RHI's Hospitality Zone Assessment Process objectives include:

  1. ESTABLISH productive dialogue and partnerships
  2. IDENTIFY and document current trends, emerging issues and gaps
  3. ORGANIZE a procedural system to document data
  4. EVALUATE current policies and regulations
  5. SET priorities and consensus
  6. RANK improvement areas
  7. ESTABLISH an implementation alliance

Downtown social districts often serve as the melting pot of a city and region’s diversity. As more areas are revitalized and made clean and safe, the more people of all generations want to come for work, shopping and socializing. Successful districts can be a magnet for people at all times of day.

RHI’s process convenes and facilitates an alliance of key stakeholders to improve safety, vibrancy and sustainability.

 

The invitational process seeks to assure a balance of perspectives while maintaining a manageable group size for active participation and contribution. The Coordinator and members of the Transformation Team will recruit stakeholders to attend the Orientation and Seminars and be part of six Roundtable focus groups:

Project Representation in Action Plan Development

In addition to diversity of perspectives, the HZA process engages a broad a mix of stakeholders:

  • District Representatives: Hospitality zones evolve in different stages, with each bringing important insights on nightlife’s evolution in the city and how best to plan and manage growth and activity.
  • Strategic Thinkers: Having a global view of long-term development planning requires individuals with access to resources, authority to direct key representation on Action Teams and ability to advance and advocate for policy improvements.
  • Tactical Practitioners: Process participants will also include people involved in the day-to-day operations for their industry segment as well as those involved in education, training and compliance.

Sign up for a free 60-minute consultation to learn how RHI can ASSIST

Arrange a one hour WEBINAR and ONLINE CONSULTATION with your key stakeholders to share your current status, define priority objectives and learn how RHI's services and team can facilitate solutions.

CONTACT: Alicia Scholer at 831.469.3396 ext 4#

 

 

 

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