Get The Night Right

Night Time Economies Masterclass

Across the world, cities are grappling with how to nurture vibrant night time economies that will deliver benefit from social, cultural and economic perspectives. 


Cities Leadership Institute and international experts Ethan Kent, Co-Director of PlacemakingX and Leni Schwendinger, Creative Director at NightseeingTM and the International Nighttime Design Initiative led an interactive strategy building forum on delivering and activating a booming night time economy in Sydney and the Hunter. 

Sydney Masterclass

Monday 18 November 2019

UTS Building 10

Hunter Region Masterclass

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre

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We sat down with Ethan and Leni during the masterclasses to explore how the night is a time and a place. Watch below. 



The need for a dynamic, safe and profitable night time economy that benefits small business, residents and community culture doesn't end at the city limits.

It is crucial for Australian leaders to develop better night life at a local level.


This interactive forum helped organisations set their night time agenda, hearing case studies from around the world, learning from international guest speakers, hands-on strategy building sessions and a NightSeeingTM tour designed exclusively for the forum. 


Ethan Kent is the Co-Director of PlacemakingX and Senior Fellow at Project for Public Spaces. Ethan has been integral to the development of Placemaking as a transformative approach to economic development, environmentalism, transportation planning, governance, resilience, equity and design. 


Leni Schwendinger is a published, award-winning authority on issues of city lighting, with more than 20 years of worldwide experience, creating illuminated environments.  Leni is the Creative Director at NightSeeing™ and International Nighttime Design Initiative. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, a Design Trust for Public Space Fellow (NYC). 

LISTEN NOW: Our Executive Director Katherine O'Regan joined Leni Schwendinger on ABC Sydney to discuss the night time economy. 


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