A good example of thinking out of the box for a quite controversial issues in many cities. The effectivity of such approach should be assessed considering at least three main variables: one linked to the night economy and businesses; another to the impact on the residential sector in the area, for example the overall number of families living in the area, pre and post policies. Finally, perceived and real safety outcomes should be appraised if the urban nightlife can be truly considered successful.
one of the goals of Amsterdam’s Night Mayor is to spread the word on the many advantages that come along with a thriving nigh-time economy. “All cities are different, but they all have to deal with the pros [more jobs, the revitalization of city districts] and the cons [noise, trash, violence] that come with urban nightlife,” he said.