ECONOMY OF CLUBS

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Hi there!

When was the last time you heard a positive media mention about a city’s nightlife district? Most function well but are ignored until something bad happens, and then the media takes an “if it bleeds, it leads” approach that sensationalizes violence and crime.
Nevertheless, nightlife is a significant contributor to a city’s economy and culture.
This time we are focusing on the economy inside and outside clubs – how and why do these places affect the economy?

1. You going out clubbing is really strengthening the economy
As Thomas Gorton points out in his article, “if you wake up on Sunday feeling remorseful in a stranger’s bed, stinking of snakebite and Marlboros, just think of the economy and all that good you’re doing for it.”

2. Vintage Nightlife: Gentrifying Lisbon downtown
Jordi Nofre gives an example of how nightclubs can transform a city and change the economy of a place: Lisbon!

3. Dalston and the Dangers of a Thriving Nightlife Scene
Bars and clubs are what fill the gaps and dark corners of our cities, breathing life into areas which have been long overlooked.

4. How night mayors are proving the economic and cultural value of robust nightlife
While nightlife often gets stigmatized and undervalued, progressive club coalitions and night mayors are making an economic and cultural argument for a vital after-hours economy

5. How to Be a Good ‘Night Mayor’
New York created an official body to oversee nightlife and to find a balance. Places where nightlife occurs are as vulnerable to urban pressures as anywhere else. Displacement and gentrification pose threats to its vitality and existence.

6. Calvin Harris Concert Tickets Charge Men 87% More — Is It Sexist or Feminist?
There has been a buzz around this theme. Clubs are no different and it’s time to discuss the gender price discrimination.

All of this to say, that economically and politically…Clubs have the power!

See you all soon,
Daniela