A Guide to Managing your Night Time Economy

This resource has been written to aid mayors, planners, business improvement districts, tourism agencies, cultural bodies, night time professionals, operators, artists, etc. in their efforts to manage the night time culture in a successful way. This resource explains that a well-managed night time economy goes beyond the creation of bars and music venues, to include activities that provide a balance between people who want to live in quiet environments and those who want to explore the night. This resource provides a series of diverse examples of well managed night-time economies across the globe.

Date added 18 October 2021
Last updated 19 October 2021

This resource explains that a strong night-time economy has a series of diverse benefits, that go beyond economic aspects such as employment generation, to include other social aspects such as an improvement in public health.

The resource defines the night-time economy as the period of time between 6pm and 6am, and highlights that most cities have not been appropriately planned to be effective in this time frame. It explains that there has been a reactive approach to the night-time economy as this is often linked to the perceptions of unsafety, crime, noise, and conflict.

This resource is written with three types of stakeholders in mind: those who enjoy the night, those who work in the night, and those who manage the night. The examples provided are chosen to be relevant for these three perspectives.

The resource presents 11 key factors to manage the night-time economy and these are explained through 11 different examples in cities across the world. These principles are:

1. Plan for growth (San Francisco)

2. Support creative industries (Berlin)

3. Responsibility (Bogota)

4. Save the night-science (Melbourne)

5. Keep it safe but alive (Amsterdam)

6. Improve public spaces (Rosario)

7. Density is a crime deterrent (Asuncion)

8. Time and data drive change (Delray Beach)

9. Piggyback on local culture (Vilnius)

10. All voices matter (London)

11. Participation is key to revitalisation (Valparaiso)

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