I AM THE NIGHT MAYOR

Why world cities are open­ing an Of­fice of Nightlife

Metro Canada (Edmonton) - - Your Essential Daily News - by Kevin Maimann/Metro

Mirik Mi­lan Am­s­ter­dam

The orig­i­nal night mayor, ap­pointed in 2014 Mi­lan heads an in­de­pen­dent foun­da­tion that works with city o icials and over­sees nightlife de­vel­op­ment. He’s se­cured 24-hour li­censes for bars and clubs, and be­lieves in nightlife as “an ac­cel­er­a­tor for ur­ban de­vel­op­ment.”

Fred­eric Hoc­quard Paris

The nightlife del­e­gate in the City of Lights works to rec­on­cile di er­ent types of night ac­tiv­i­ties and mit­i­gate prob­lems like binge drink­ing and noise pol­lu­tion. Through the Paris Nightlife Coun­cil, he gath­ers var­i­ous groups to work on com­mon so­lu­tions.

Amy Lame Lon­don

A writer, broad­caster, co­me­dian and LGBTQ rights ad­vo­cate, Lame was ap­pointed Lon­don’s irst night czar in late 2016. She is work­ing to im­prove nightlife safety for women and to re-open shut­tered en­ter­tain­ment venues.

Bryant Tan San Fran­cisco

The pres­i­dent of the city’s en­ter­tain­ment com­mis­sion is pro­mot­ing en­ter­tain­ment op­tions in new de­vel­op­ments, and speci ically work­ing to ex­pand safe and ac­ces­si­ble night en­ter­tain­ment ac­tiv­i­ties for youth and young adults.

Al­li­son Harn­den Pitts­burgh

As night­time econ­omy co­or­di­na­tor in a mu­nic­i­pal­ity with a large uni­ver­sity pop­u­la­tion, Harn­den is lead­ing the charge to cre­ate what she calls a so­cia­ble city. She said her job is to keep the peace be­tween busi­ness, o icials and res­i­dents.

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