Nocturnal Cities Conference

NOCTURNAL CITIES: MUSIC CITIES EVENTS DELVES INTO THE NIGHT


The Launch of Nocturnal Cities: Music Cities Events

November 2018 will be a very special month for Music Cities Events and Sound Diplomacy, as we will launch not one, but two brand new events dedicated to the Night Time Economy!


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Our first ever Nocturnal Cities Forum will be held in Truro, Nova Scotia on November 3, 2018 as part of Nova Scotia Music Week and will gather 150 delegates from all over Canada and the world, to participate in a full day of presentations, panels, and roundtable session in which we will explore the relationship between city planning, strategy, development and the night time economy.

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On November 22, 2018 we will travel south to Bogotá, Colombia, for our first Latin American Nocturnal Cities Conference. The event will discuss, debate and introduce new thinking on how to develop more vibrant night time economies, as well as on how to better manage the urban night. This event is a co-production between Sound Diplomacy, Bogotá Mayor’s Office and Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, and the event will also celebrate the fact that Bogotá is a designated City of Music since 2012 as part of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network.

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We truly believe that the night is just as important as the daytime and it is crucial to carefully plan those hours in order to create a safer and more dynamic environment for residents and tourists alike. We are proud to be able to start a dialogue on such topics in the beautiful cities of Truro and Bogotá and we are very excited for what’s to come!

Learn more about our Nocturnal Cities events here.

Download our new “A Guide to Managing your Night-Time Economy”, co-written with Andreina Seijas. Available in both Spanish and English.


NIGHT TIME ECONOMY GUIDE


A GUIDE TO MANAGING YOUR
NIGHT TIME ECONOMY

Published in Summer 2018, this guide is written by Sound Diplomacy and Andreina Seijas. In it, you'll find out to how to develop and expand the benefits that the evening and night time economy create in your city, town and place.


We’re on the forefront of a global movement in night time management. This guide will inspire many cities because it shows the limitless possibilities for improvement the night brings. Cities benefit from having a vibrant night time from social cultural and economic perspective. This Night Time Guide can be the first step for many cities to become thriving 24h cultural and economic hotspots. This guide can be the stepping stone for many cities to improve their night time management.
— Mirik Milan, Former Night Mayor, Amsterdam and Co-Founder, Vibe Lab

We wrote this guide for mayors and their advisors, economic development professionals, tourism agencies, cultural bodies and night time professionals, including owners, operators, artists and managers. It is also meant for planners, licensing professionals, police, environmental health agencies, chambers of commerce, business improvement districts and cultural quarters.  

With this publication, we highlight existing best practices while championing diversity, information-sharing and debate. We feature global thought leaders and case studies, but at the same time leave it open for you to take these ideas home and make them your own.

The full Night Time Economy Guide is available free for a limited period only. For more information about the guide, contact us here.


The Sound Diplomacy Guide to Managing Your Night Time Economy truly is the invaluable toolbox it is intended to be.  It helps clarify the many facets of night time economies around the globe, as well as illuminating strategies for managing nightlife that have been successfully implemented in some of the world’s greatest cities. It is an honour to be part of the community of such visionary nightlife directors, and to have the opportunity to learn from them through resources like this excellent guide.
— Ariel Palitz, Senior Executive Director, Office of Nightlife, New York City