Over at our sister lighting publication, associate editor Katharine Keane reports that cities are finding more and more use for "night mayors," which are "roles for appointed or elected officials who are tasked with connecting and empowering their nighttime economies, community members, and political stakeholders." While this phenomenon has yet to break out in the U.S., it is becoming an established part of the formal (and informal) governments in cities like Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich, Tokyo, London, and more. There's a lot of money in nighttime activities, and situations like safety concerns that are different from they are in the daytime. Having specific expertise in these areas is helping to make the cities more money, more lively, and safer. Read the full story at Architectural Lighting.

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