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Join our all-volunteer team and get in front of the challenges Dallas will face as we shift from our 20th Century, 9-to-5 roots to a mode better suited for the new millennium.
Montréal + Dublin + Dallas
Wed Jul 7, 2021
12:00-1:00 p.m. CT Members-Only Meeting
In July, we will meet with the founders of two counterpart organizations, Mathieu Grondin of MTL 24/24 in Montréal and Sunil Sharpe of Give Us The Night in Dublin. 24HourDallas members can look for their invitation to this meeting by mid-June
In the Night?
24-hour places are not only statistically different than sprawling 9-5 cities but have statistically superior economic performance.
A culturally diverse nightlife can lead to a more inclusive and ethnically diverse city. We need creative, smart policy that drives cultural innovation.
Cities are no longer 9-to-5 systems. They are 24-hour organisms that require free, open, and inviting spaces to live, work and enjoy.
The idea is to change the dialogue from the city government thinking about life in the daytime to thinking about – and allocating more resources to – our life at night.
London's night-time economy is integral to our success as a city – employing 1.6 million and contributing billions to our economy.
Once you get people to see that the issues and the opportunities at night are really something that have to be planned, rather than policed, then you're going to have a much more successful social economy.
Night-time is the new competitive edge for post-industrial cities.
In the past, the presumption of nightlife has been that it's in the dark, and that it's where dark things happen. It's really just the other 9-to-5.