How Australia’s night-time economy could boost the coronavirus recovery

 CBD businesses that traditionally relied on office workers have been hard hit during the coronavirus crisis, as people increasingly started working from home.

Data on movement in cities suggests businesses should get creative after hours to weather the Covid-19 recession.

Urbis, a city planning and policy consultant group has collected data which highlights the economic potential that operating outside standard office hours would have upon the retail, food and entertainment businesses in Melbournes CBD district.

The Central Business District which traditionally relied on office workers, has been hit hard by Corona virus, as people are increasingly working from home.

“Calling for a more vibrant night-time economy, including standup comedy in local hairdressers and after-dark art exhibitions in bookshops, could play a crucial role in Australia’s post-pandemic financial recovery, data tracking of people’s movement suggests.”

Read the full article in The Guardian