Announcements from MTL 24/24

24-Hour Cities Network : Governance Workshop Insight Report

Is nightlife only for partying? Is more policing really the best way to improve safety at night?

These are some of the questions examined by citypossible’s 24-Hour Cities Network, which recently published an insight report stemming from a spring 2022 governance workshop. The report notably features MTL 24/24’s work in Montreal as one of its three case studies.

Montreal’s case study takes the form of an update on MTL 24/24’s ongoing initiatives, written by general director Mathieu Grondin. Underlying these initiatives is the key role civic groups and citizen participation play in bringing about successful and sustainable night-time economies in Montreal and beyond.

The report also highlighted similar projects underway in New York and Melbourne, and delved into an analysis of key challenges including neighborhood relations, funding, and the lingering impacts of COVID-19.

Ultimately, this report (and the broader work of the 24-Hour Cities Network) are one piece in the puzzle of night culture advocacy that bring such issues to the attention of policymakers around the world.

About the 24-Hour City Network

The 24-Hour Cities Network, funded by City Possible and co-chaired by the cities of Bogota, Colombia, and New York, USA, is a multistakeholder community of cities, academics, experts, activists and select private sector partners. Through deep-dive thematic workshops, the group explores the biggest challenges and most innovative solutions for developing cities that can flourish 24/7.

About City Possible

City Possible is a partnership and co-creation initiative pioneered by MasterCard that brings cities, companies and communities together to identify common challenges and co-develop solutions that advance inclusive and sustainable urban development.