Nighttime Economies and University Towns
24 Minutes Podcast
Season 2, Episode 17
July 7, 2023
Guest: Joe Reilly, Nighttime Mayor
Iowa City Downtown District
Would your college-aged family member be safer in a university community that has a professional “nighttime mayor?”
At this time in North America, there are fifteen cities that have nighttime economy managers. Often, these individuals have a responsibility to help keep nightlife districts safer, more respectful, and more vibrant.
Of these fifteen cities, two are what we might think of as “college towns.” One of these cities is Iowa City, Iowa, home of more than 30,000 students attending The University of Iowa.
Now, wouldn’t you want your child to be in the care of a community that takes extra steps to care for its college students when they are out in nighttime business districts?
In this episode of 24 Minutes, we talk with Iowa City Downtown District’s Nighttime Mayor, Joe Reilly.
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