Residences Are Falling Asleep — The City Wakes Up

19:00 — 20:30
Manege Central Exhibition Hall 1 St. Isaac's sq., St. Petersburg

The unprecedented growth of the service industry, the release of time among the citizens, the change in the rhythm of life lead to the development of club and restaurant culture, and the whole “nightlife”. At the same time, city and municipality with minimal investment can get a significant positive effect from the development of “nightlife”: tourism development, cultural expansion, employment growth in the tertiary sector of the economy. There is a theory that the more active nightlife in a city is the more creative young people come to it, the more intensively the economy develops. However, restaurants, bars, and event organizers often encounter angry citizens who are not very happy to watch crowds of cheerful visitors in their street and do not want to put up with the noise. The city administrations resolve these issues in different ways: someone continues to pursue a low-key policy, some provide systematic support to nightlife attractions, and somewhere there is a trend towards limiting work and calming down city night.

Who can be a mediator between the administration and people who are engaged in nightlife? Is it possible to arrange bar closures, as late as possible, but at the same time respond to the needs of everyone?