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30/01/2015 16:17

Urban Studies, the international scholarly journal, has published its Special Issue on the 'Geographies of the Urban Night' (February 2015 Volume 52/3).

Phil contributed a Commentary on the work by numerous authors in the collection, together with an article he co-authored with Professor Fiona Measham of Durham University. 

This is the first collection of academic writing on the evening and night-time economy to appear in a major international journal, making it essential reading for professionals, researchers and students in this field of study. 

Further information may be found on the Urban Studies Journal Blogspot 

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13/11/2014 15:51

The European (EFUS) and the Italian Forum for Urban Security (IFSU) are to debate 'strategies for the management and prevention of conflict in public spaces’ at a conference in Bologna on 5 December 2014. Phil has been invited to present at this event. He will speak on the subject of 'Measurement and policy responses to crime and public nuisance in the evening and night-time economy', drawing from his experience of various research projects which have grappled with the issues of how to improve the evidence base to support public policy decision making.

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10/10/2013 10:38

Nantes, France, 14 June 2013 – Ten European cities presented their recommendations for improving the prevention and management of binge drinking among young people in public spaces, and called for a balanced approach taking into consideration public health and public order.

The conference was organised jointly by the European (Efus) and French Forum for Urban Security (FFSU) and held in Nantes (France) on 13 and 14 June 2013. Click here for further details

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29/04/2013 13:24

On 25 April 2013, the community of Hoylake in the Wirral hosted a discussion event concerning the future development of their town's evening and night-time economy. Phil was a guest speaker at this event, speaking alongside Alex Smith, Programme Manager of the Purple Flag Accreditation Scheme. Phil was able to give independent impartial advice both to those members of the audience hoping to promote more vibrant nightlife activities, as well as those residents concerned to address any issues of public nuisance. Representatives from the local council (officers and members), as well as a local police Sargeant, also spoke at the event. The event is to be followed by the drawing up of further proposals for supporting a welcoming night-time offer in the town.  

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30/01/2013 15:21

The Final Conference of a European Research Council (ERC) - funded research project led by Prof Kira Kosnick of Goethe University Frankfurt was held in January 2013. Phil was an invited speaker at the conference, which explored issues of social diversity and dominance in the night-time economy internationally. 

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27/11/2012 14:16

  • Chairperson: Mr. Patrick VASSALLO, Local Councillor in charge of urban time management, Saint-Denis, France
  • Moderator: Mr. Thierry CHARLOIS, Coordinator of Party +, the European Network for Safer Party Labels, France
  • Ms. Myriam EL KHOMRI, Deputy Mayor in charge of prevention and security, Paris, France
  • Dr. Phil HADFIELD, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Ms Esther MÉMAIN, Deputy Mayor in charge of crime prevention and security, La Rochelle, France
  • Mr. Mao PENINOU, Deputy Mayor, in charge of the Quality of Municipal Public Services, Customer Service, and Urban Time Management Office, Paris, France
  • Mr. Martin SCHAIRER, Deputy Mayor of Stuttgart, Germany

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27/11/2012 12:10

The City of Sydney have published their Draft Strategy and Action Plan for the Night-Time City 2012-2030. This programme of action has been developed over a two-year period through an extensive process of local data gathering, specially commissioned research and public consultation. Phil delivered a 200-page International Literature Review on Night-Time Economy Management to Sydney as part of this process (see below), as well as contributing to a detailed Cost-Benefit Analysis study for Sydney at night (see the 'Night-Time Economy Research' page of to download these reports).  

In August 2011, Phil visited Sydney to present the findings of his Final Report entitled Night-Time Economy Management: International Research and Practice: A Review for the City of Sydney. 

The research was commissioned by Sydney to inform its Night-Time City Policy (NTCP), a 20-year vision for the development of a thriving, sustainable and diverse night-time economy within which positive cultural and economic benefits are built upon the foundations of a safe and welcoming social environment and a supporting infrastructure of regulation and services. Phil's visit provided the opportunity to brief key policy and stakeholder groups, including senior New South Wales government officials, The Lord Mayor, City of Sydney Directors and CEO, the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing, retail, licensed trade and cultural sector members, NSW Police, and local academics. 


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27/11/2012 11:52

Phil delivered this keynote speech at the 'European Network on Alcohol Law Enforcement' second annual conference in Stockholm on 15 November 2012. He also presented a further paper at the conference entitled 'Recent Research on Alcohol Law Enforcement in the UK / Some Examples of Successful Initiatives'. This second paper drew variously on his work over a five-year period for the UK Home Office, The Portman Group, and the City of Westminster (an authority who regulate the largest night-time economy in Europe).   

For further details of the European Network on Alcohol Law Enforcement and proceedings of the Stockholm event see the 'International Links' page of

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