The Sociable City: Planning, Smart Growth, and the Nighttime Economy
April 10, 2012
Planning for people in a dense, highly concentrated space requires adapting Smart Growth policy to the nighttime economy and increased demand for places to socialize. More extensive consideration of zoning, transportation, and public resource allocation is necessary to attract the people who want to work, study, and play where they live.
Jim Peters, president of the Responsible Hospitality Institute, will share lessons learned from providing consultation services to more than four dozen U.S. and Canadian cities to better plan, manage, and police hospitality zones transitioning from day to evening to late-night activity. An author and a speaker at conferences worldwide, Peters blends his understanding of generational needs to meet and socialize with practical application of core principles gathered from research and documentation of success.