„Twenty-four-hour cafés, supermarkets, cinemas and gyms give residents and visitors a freedom to use their day unhindered by the rules that govern a nine-to-five town. But as increasing numbers of people around the world move into cities, experts believe we are at a critical point where planners need to start taking the night-time economy seriously. “About 80 per cent of the cities in the world are developing plans to think about themselves strategically,” says Michele Acuto, the director of the City Leadership Laboratory at University College London. “And yet the amount of those that take into account and plan strategically for the night is extremely limited.“

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