I AM THE NIGHT MAYOR
Why world cities are opening an Office of Nightlife
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.