Boosting the potential of urban nightlife
The intensity of night activity in France’s capital region reflects the great vigour of its cultural, festive and leisure life. Indeed, night activities are practised as much by Parisians and inhabitants of the Paris Region as by tourists. However, the full potential of nightlife for cultural, economic and tourist development has been underestimated and the local authorities have yet to leverage nightlife to foster the development of the cultural, festive and leisure sector.
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Cultural and festive activities at night in the Paris metropolitan area
The Paris Region is famous all over the world for its nightlife driven by the vitality of venues open at night. In Paris, after 2am (the legal closing-time of most bars), night-time centralities are concentrated in a few Paris neighbourhoods, such as the Champs-Elysées, ...
Mapping the cultural industries: the example of the Paris Region
Note rapide Economy, #19
For major metropolitan areas, culture is a strategic driving-force behind their development. In this regard, the Paris Region is particularly well endowed: it accounts for 45% of total national cultural employment and benefits from a very rich cultural ecosystem, which ...
Cultural and creative districts: levers for revitalising metropolitan areas
Note rapide Economy, #31
The worldwide proliferation of cultural and creative districts (CCDs) testifies to a strong aspiration of the metropolises to strengthen their influence and singularity by revitalizing these urban areas and ensuring their (re)development. These strategies are based on ...