SOCIABLE CITIES require an alliance of diverse stakeholders to facilitate vibrancy and safety. Alliances play an advisory role on resource allocation and consensus-driven action teams.

DEDICATED RESOURCES are needed to maintain the critical balance of vibrancy and safety in the nighttime economy. This includes staff from key departments and agencies and upgrades to infrastructure and policy to match the district's stage of development.

 

ACTION TEAMS exist to oversee a process to define short and long term objectives, identify available resources and implement an Action Plan for each of the Sociable City Building Blocks.

HOW DOES YOUR CITY PLAN FOR NIGHTTIME SOCIAL ACTIVITY?

  • Is there a dedicated staff person in key departments assigned to work at night?
  • Does the police department bear the exceptional burden of maintaining order?
  • Have you evaluated the cultural, economic and employment value of sociability, from the evening business activity and daytime businesses supporting nightlife?
  • What is the current process for zoning standards in mixed=use development projects?
  • What is the process of determining the proper mix of day, evening and late-night business?

CRITICAL STAKEHOLDERS FORM AN ALLIANCE BY BUILDING "ACTION TEAMS"

A NIGHTTIME ALLIANCE with a dedicated manager convenes Action Teams to guide change. Alliance members will see progress as meeting the needs of the situation, rather than just their own, and be comfortable working outside the boundaries of existing institutional policy and actions.

  • City Manager
  • Economic Development
  • Hospitality Association
  • Business Association
  • Resident Association Manager
  • Public Safety¬≠-Administration
  • Planning or Zoning Department Manager
  • Business District Manager

RESPONSIBLE HOSPITALITY INSTITUTE

831.469.3396

RHI is a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 with a mission to assist
businesses and communities to plan safe and vibrant places to socialize.

©2017 Responsible Hospitality Institute