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Night-time Economic and Cultural Planning

PennPraxis is at the international forefront of the emerging field of nightlife arts and culture planning. Through its work with the Creative Footprint Project, PennPraxis provided insights that created critical intelligence for the new Nightlife Office in New York City, demonstrating the precarious nature of creative space in a competitive real estate environment. In Philadelphia, PennPraxis has provided support for 24HrPHL, a grassroots collective creating informational tools and engagement to help musicians, artists, and venues navigate regulatory bureaucracies, improve and preserve art spaces, and emphasize their cultural value in the civic marketplace of ideas. Michael Fichman, PennPraxis Researcher and PennDesign Lecturer, was a 2017 Knight Cities Challenge Finalist for his work in this realm; he brings over a decade of music industry experience to his work on this subject. With formal and informal working relationships with “Night Mayors” in London, Amsterdam, New York, Berlin, and elsewhere, PennPraxis is helping to lead the cutting-edge thinking in this unusual and exciting field. by VibeLab


Michael Fichman, Researcher, Lecturer
Jia Yuan, City Planning