Why measure the impact of the night as cultural heritage, and how can we do it?

Negative perceptions of urban nightlife overlook its cultural significance. The devaluation of the night-time economy puts at risk the preservation of a complex urban system that manifests in the interrelation between cultural, social and material aspects of city economies. Understanding the night’s potential in the economic, cultural, and social development of cities by recognizing the impact of the night-time economy and measuring its cultural value is the primary focus of this roundtable discussion.