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City Alliances Reform Nightlife Policies

The Rise of Public-Private Partnerships to Help Manage Nightlife

As more city leaders recognize the complexity of facilitating a safe, sustainable, and vibrant nighttime economy, many have formed advisory councils, government task forces, and formal public-private partnerships to help guide them. Comprised of regulatory, enforcement, economic development, business community, and residential representatives, these stakeholders have been tasked with updating policies, reforming legislation, reallocating resources, and determining strategies to support their nighttime economies. This pdf will showcase three examples - the Montgomery County Nighttime Economy Task Force, the Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council and the Pittsburgh Sociable City Plan. Does your city need a similar alliance to guide nightlife development? Attend this webinar to learn how to recruit members, set priorities, dedicate staff, and define specific objectives.

  • The driving forces for establishing a coordinated alliance on the nighttime economy.
  • The most stakeholders to have at the table.
  • Setting priorities - what is doable in the short-term? Long-term?
  • Motivating stakeholders to be involved.
  • Anticipate the reaction to the action - overcoming resistance to change.
  • Value of nightlife task forces in moving citywide progress forward.
  • How to systematically eliminate barriers to positive nightlife development.
  • Crafting new policies and reforming current legislation to provide a business-friendly approach to development while maintaining high standards for quality of life and public safety.
  • Lessons learned - advice to other cities or counties establishing a Sociable City and Nighttime Economy Plan.



Bruce Kraus

Kathie Durbin

Josette Fitzgibbons

Ana Lope van Balen

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