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Managing Cities at Night: A Practitioner Guide to the Urban Governance of the Night-Time Economy

Michele Acuto, Andreina Seijas, Jenny McArthur, and Enora Robin


As lights come on in the streets and darkness descends on cities, most ‘call it a day’. The night is rarely a popular issue for news headlines, local governments or urban researchers. Yet what in our cities happens afterhours, and how city leaders manage it, is far from inconsequential. Managing Cities at Night intervenes in this landscape with an accessible, evidence-based and internationally minded volume capable of inspiring a greater appreciation of the night-time economy in research and practice. It offers a useful guide to urban governance after hours with a unique stock-take of this rea ... More

Keywords: Night-time economy, Urban governance, Urban inequality, Night mayor, 24/7 cities, City leadership, Night shifts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529218275
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529218275.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michele Acuto, author
University of Melbourne

Andreina Seijas, author

Jenny McArthur, author
University College London