This accessible guide provides a stimulating analysis of the governance of the night-time economy in cities for practitioners and newcomers alike.
Drawing on a wide range of case studies of after dark activity in cities around the world, it reviews labour, environmental services, healthcare, the role of leaders including night mayors, managers and commissioners, and the influence of both public and private sectors.
Offering invaluable insights for the future of night-time governance during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, this book deepens our understanding of the benefits, challenges and impacts of a neglected aspect of the economy.
Since the earliest days of civilization, streets have played an important role in shaping society – but what is a street? Is it a living ecosystem, a public space, a social space, an economic space or a combination of these?
The focus on automotive travel over the past century has changed the role of streets in cities. This has degraded the quality of urban life and contributed to public health issues. This book offers a unique look at streets as locations that can evolve to support the economic, social, cultural and natural aspects of cities.
Using modern urban design examples, it challenges readers to focus not only on the livability and travel benefits of roads, but on how the power of streets can be harnessed. In so doing, it shapes more dynamic spaces for walking, biking and living, and aims to stimulate urban vitality and community regeneration, encouraging policymakers and individuals to make changes in their own communities.
Boys and young men have been previously overlooked in domestic violence and abuse policy and practice, particularly in the case of boys who are criminalised and labelled as gang-involved by the time they reach their teens.
Jade Levell offers radical and important insights into how boys in this context navigate their journey to manhood with the constant presence of violence in their lives, in addition to poverty and racial marginalisation. Of equal interest to academics and front-line practitioners, the book highlights the narratives of these young men and makes practice recommendations for supporting these ‘hidden victims’.
The ‘smart city’ is often promoted as a technology-driven solution to complex urban issues. While commentators are increasingly critical of techno-optimistic narratives, the political imagination is dominated by claims that technical solutions can be uniformly applied to intractable problems.
This book provides a much-needed alternative view, exploring how ‘home-grown’ digital disruption, driven and initiated by local actors, upends the mainstream corporate narrative.
Drawing on original research conducted in a range of urban African settings, Odendaal shows how these initiatives can lead to meaningful change.
This is a valuable resource for scholars working in the intersection of science and technology studies, urban and economic geography and sociology.
What makes a great city? Why do people and businesses still value urban life and buildings over a quiet life in the suburbs or countryside? Now might seem a difficult time to make the case for social contact in urban areas – so why is face-to-face contact still considered crucial to many 21st-century economies?
In a look back over a century’s-worth of thinking about cities, business and office locations, this accessible book explains their ongoing importance as places that thrive on face-to-face meetings, and in negotiating uncertainty and ‘sealing the deal’.
Using interviews with business leaders and staff from knowledge-intensive, innovation-rich industries, it argues for the continuing value of the ‘right’ location despite the information revolution, the penetration of artificial intelligence (AI), and the COVID-19 pandemic. It also explores why digital systems have transformed businesses in cities and towns, but in fact have changed surprisingly little about the challenges of business life.
This timely book gives readers, including developers, investors, policy-makers and students of planning or geography, essential tools for thinking about the future of places ranging from market towns to great World Cities.
tower or a hospital, or to warehouses and factories. For others, again often women and people of colour, the night means heightened exposure to the risks of gender-based, racially motivated and/or sexual violence, as well as police harassment. Some people, if given the choice, would never leave their homes after dark because the city becomes uneasy and unsafe to navigate, particularly if these people are old or live with any kind of disability. After dark, there might be fewer people to help you, fewer transportation services running and fewer station staff to ask for
., 2005 ). Topography is even more important as people age because of cognition and balance issues ( Tranter et al., 1991 ). For example, a study by Lövdén found that older adults have more trouble with directions and what we call “wayfinding” because of these kind of geographical issues, perhaps because of their age ( Lövdén et al., 2008 ). It is important to mention older adults since there is a recognition that vulnerable populations (which include those with disabilities and children) may be most in need of the intervention of walkable, bikeable or “active
trigger for boys double the rate of girls. Interestingly, there was a much higher rate of recorded disability among boy victims of CSE than girls. They concluded by highlighting that boys have been previously overlooked in this area and that gender should be factored into the design and delivery of support services. Lillywhite and Skidmore (2006) noted that among professionals who work with children there was a common perception that sexual exploitation did not affect boys, noting that this was particularly the case when they observed aggression and risk taking
). This is no different in London, where the night offered opportunities for self-expression for marginalized groups, including LGBTQI+ nightlife spaces ( Campkin and Marshall, 2018 ), as well as clubs or venues for black and Caribbean populations barred from Central London venues ( Talbot, 2004 ). 1 From the 1990s, the impact of NTE policies on the gentrification and securitization of urban landscapes led to different forms of exclusion by amplifying social inequalities based on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, age and disability ( Hadfield, 2014 ). For