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Managing Cities at Night

A Practitioner Guide to the Urban Governance of the Night-Time Economy

By Michele Acuto, Andreina Seijas, Jenny McArthur and Enora Robin

Published

Nov 16, 2021

Page count

142 pages

ISBN

978-1529218282

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Nov 16, 2021

Page count

142 pages

ISBN

978-1529218275

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Nov 16, 2021

Page count

142 pages

ISBN

978-1529218299

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Nov 16, 2021

Page count

142 pages

ISBN

978-1529218299

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Managing Cities at Night

This accessible guide provides a stimulating analysis of the governance of the night-time economy in cities for practitioners and newcomers alike.

Drawing on a wide range of case studies of after dark activity in cities around the world, it reviews labour, environmental services, healthcare, the role of leaders including night mayors, managers and commissioners, and the influence of both public and private sectors.

Offering invaluable insights for the future of night-time governance during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, this book deepens our understanding of the benefits, challenges and impacts of a neglected aspect of the economy.

"This book brings tremendous value to the emerging policy field of night-time governance. As a former night mayor I value how this guide provides analysis of the governance of the night-time economy in cities for practitioners and newcomers alike." Mirik Milan, co-founder of VibeLab and former Amsterdam night mayor

"Written by key international experts in the field of urban night-time policy, this concise, well-informed book will be essential reading for scholars, night-time advocates and policy-makers at all levels of government." Will Straw, McGill University

Michele Acuto is direcctor of the Melbourne Centre for Cities, Professor in Urban Politics and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne.

Andreina Seijas is a Venezuelan researcher and international consultant specialized in night-time governance and planning.

Jenny McArthur is Associate Professor in Urban Infrastructure and Public Policy in UCL STEaPP.

Enora Robin is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield.

1. Into the Night

2. Who Governs the Night in Cities?

3. Placing Night-Time Governance: In or Out?

4. Night Time Governance Trajectories: A Public–Private Affair?

5. Night Time Governance Trajectories: The Importance of Scales and Politics

6. What Night-Time Agendas?

7. Whose Night Is It?

8. The Night-Time and the Pandemic

9. Urban Governance after Dark: Eight Propositions