With New York City's nightlife economy generating $10 billion annually, the new NYC Office of Nightlife is exploring creative ways to support nightlife business owners, residents, patrons and the 300,000 night shift workers. As the nightlife economy continues to grow, New York City will face new challenges to balance all types of urban life at night.

How should we plan mixed-use development while considering nighttime activity? How do we design the public realm to strengthen the safety and mobility for night shift workers?

We hosted a roundtable conversation with the new NYC Nightlife Mayor Ariel Palitz, Danny Pearlstein, Leni Schwendinger, Andreina Seijas, and Luc Wilson on designing an inclusive and equitable night realm.


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About Work Force

Night Shift is the fourth event of our Work Force series. As the City implements the “New York Works” plan and rezones outer borough business and industrial districts, the Forum considers how creative zoning, public realm investments, and new infrastructure might enhance economic outcomes for all.

This program is made possible through the support of our Director's Circle. Shape our year-long inquiry and promote conversation between our Fellows and invited decision-makers. To learn more, please contact Daniel McPhee, Executive Director, 646-928-0553 or daniel@urbandesignforum.org.


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Femke Ongena