Creating Vibrant Cities Through Nightlife Entrepreneurship

Mar 15, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

In an increasingly homogenized world, a city’s independent nighttime economy–its bars, restaurants, nightclubs and music venues–is uniquely able to provide the authentic local experiences that nourish diverse communities, create meaningful experiences, and make our cities great places to live, work, and visit. A series of case studies from cities around the US will showcase policies, economic development tools, programs and placemaking strategies to attract and retain the independent music, culture and hospitality businesses that make our neighborhoods, downtowns, and cities unique and vibrant

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Brian Block

City of Austin

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Raheem Manning

City of Philadelphia

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Ben Van Houten

City and County of San Francisco

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Music Badge
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