24-Hour Cities Network Governance Workshop
The 24-Hour Cities Network is a group of urban leaders who, supported by City Possible, gather to share best practices and co-create new solutions to address the challenges cities face at night.
Pioneered by Mastercard, City Possible is a new model for urban innovation in which a global network of cities, businesses, academics, and communities work together to make the world’s cities more inclusive and sustainable.
24HourNation is pleased to have recently been invited to be a part of this network.
This insight report comes from a May 2022 24-Hour Cities Network workshop on nighttime governance.
Andreina Seijas, a world-renowned authority on the topic, guided participants, presenters and discussions through three primary myths of nighttime governance:
- Shorter nights = better nights
- More police means more safety
- Nighttime is party time
The report also frames discussion and insights from three main case studies. These were:
- Collaborative governments for creative solutions with Ariel Palitz, Senior Executive Director of New York City’s Office of Nightlife at the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
- Activating advisors and building knowledge partnerships with Michele Acuto, Director, Melbourne Centre for Cities, University of Melbourne
- Citizen organizations and civic engagement with Mathieu Grondin, General Director, Montreal 24/24
When the sun goes down, city life does not stop. It only gets richer.
“From the $35.1 billion in economic activity generated in New York City to the laugh shared with a long-lost friend at a restaurant table in a public plaza in Bogota – supporting cities at night has benefits for the city-wide economy and our relationship with our family, friends and neighbors.”
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