Cities at Night

Exploring How Cities Harness the Power of the Night

When speaking about how our cities promote active, social, positive space for residents, many of our conversations end at sundown. Our streets and parks which are vibrant and full of life during the day, are often viewed as symbols of fear, danger, and vacancy at night. This Big Picture editorial, presented by Toyota Mobility Foundation, explores how cities around the world are trying to manage and refine their ‘nighttime economy,’ which focuses on commercial revitalization and employment generation through nighttime recreation. Keeping parks open late, promoting after-dark activities, and providing reliable public transit can humanize the night and help shape more positive perspectives; not only making our cities safer and more pleasant, but improving the lives of people on non-standard work schedules.
Presented by:
Transport After Dark
Transport After Dark
Ryan Klem
Director of Programs and Partnerships, Toyota Mobility Foundation
A Superkilometer as a New Territory
A Superkilometer as a New Territory
Gaël Charbau
Artistic Director, Nuit Blanche, Paris
Keeping Orlando Moving Through the Night
Keeping Orlando Moving Through the Night
Dominique Greco
Nighttime Economy Manager, Downtown Development Board/Community Redevelopment Agency, City of Orlando
Parks and Recreation: Night Version
Parks and Recreation: Night Version
Clement Lau
Departmental Facilities Planner, Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation
Harnessing the Energy of the Market to Improve the Night
Harnessing the Energy of the Market to Improve the Night
Mirik Milan
Global Night Mayor Advocate
Toward a 24-Hour Sydney
Toward a 24-Hour Sydney
Clover Moore
Lord Mayor of Sydney
Making Cycling at Night Count
Making Cycling at Night Count
Jean-François Rheault
Director – North America,
Eco-Counter
Urban Nighttime Design: Bridging the Gap Between Community and Technology
Urban Nighttime Design: Bridging the Gap Between Community and Technology
Leni Schwendinger
Founder, International Nighttime Design Initiative and Creative Director and Consultant, NightSeeing™
The Ever-Changing Politics of the Night
The Ever-Changing Politics of the Night
Will Straw
James McGill Professor of Urban Media Studies, McGill University Montreal
Childcare At Night: Necessary Responses in the 21st Century City
Childcare At Night: Necessary Responses in the 21st Century City
Elise Thorburn
Researcher, Memorial University - On the Move Partnership
Nightlife and Culture in Washington, D.C.
Nightlife and Culture in Washington, D.C.
Shawn Townsend
Director of the Mayor’s Office of Nightlife and Culture, Washington, D.C.