VIBRANCY IS CREATED by a variety of social experiences in bars, restaurants, cafes and live music venues. Spontaneous encounters in public space, such as in outdoor cafes, plazas, etc. also signal the vitality of a district.
ENTERTAINMENT is measured by current social options (e.g. dining, live entertainment), mix of clientele, systems for promotion, and retention of talent. Factors to consider are number of venues, combined number of seats available, hours and economic impact.
PUBLIC SPACE is evaluated by systems in place for outdoor dining, street performers, food vendors, sidewalk capacity, festivals, art walks, music walks and integration with established venues.
QUESTIONS TO EVALUATE YOUR CITY'S VIBRANCY
CRITICAL STAKEHOLDERS FOR EFFECTIVE VIBRANCY ACTION TEAMS
Truly vibrant cities maintain social activity at all times of day, evening and late at night.
But vibrancy requires work. It takes systems to support venues, nurture performers and provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to showcase their talent.