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Tuesday, January 11th
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Parklets, Streeteries and Street Closures

Lessons learned

In a rush to save restaurants and other social venues, cities expedited outdoor seating permits and loosened restrictions on outdoor seating. As cities return to normal, many celebrate this new social experience while others are bothered by sound, traffic, and litter issues. What is working? What is being updated? Which COVID-era rules will be allowed to expire?

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  • Tuesday, January 11: Lessons Learned about Parklets, Streeteries and Street Closures
    In a rush to save restaurants and other social venues, cities expedited outdoor seating permits and loosened restrictions on outdoor seating. As cities return to normal, many celebrate this new social experience while others are bothered by sound, traffic, and litter issues. What is working? What is being updated? Which COVID-era rules will be allowed to expire?
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  • Tuesday, February 8: Sound Management in Nighttime Social Districts
    For more than a year, residents lived in the quiet of lockdown as streets were empty and late-night entertainment venues were closed. Now with people working from home, and nightlife returning with later hours, sound management is becoming a constant battle. How can residents, businesses and government compliance agencies work together to address sound in a post-COVID world? How is your city modernizing sound regulations and policies?
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  • Tuesday, March 8: Managing Mobility and Curbside Uses
    Prior to COVID, nightlife districts were challenged with increased use of e-hail services and impacts on traffic and pedestrian safety. As nighttime social districts reopen, these same companies face driver shortages from competition with take-out delivery services like Grubhub and Uber EATS. They all compete for limited curbside space for pick-up and drop-off. While taxi services are making a comeback, the demand for curbside accessibility requires thoughtful planning and management to reduce risk and traffic congestion. How is your city managing mobility and curbside equity?
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  • April 1-3: 2022 Sociable City Academy and Summit in Washington, DC (IN PERSON!)
    Come to Washington, DC where you can meet in person to tackle emerging challenges in nighttime management.
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