The Night Owl Research Project which was paused substantially by the COVID 19 pandemic is starting to show some progress. It has been a slow progression across a number of events.: Here is a chronology:

Newcastle Night Study project implemented Dec 2020 to May 2021 by Optimum Search City Research Centre under its Night Owl Night Economy Research; Newcastle Project. 

Night Owl Night Economy Research gains traction October 2020. Night Owl web site.

Night Owl Night Economy Research Project created as action research project. March 2020 then paused by COVID 19.

Dr Drane was invited as Chairman for ANZ Night Time Economy Forum, Sydney, June 12th to 14th 2019.

Dr Drane Master Class on Night Time Economy  run at ANZ Night Time Economy Forum, Sydney June 12th see web page and topic:

City Planning and Design for Night Time Economy: Building Vibrant Spaces After Dark: Learn More

Creating a Night Economy: Do we plan it, design it or develop it, as city builders. Read Dr Drane’s article.

For more information go to our Night Owl Project.

Dr Jonathan Drane


Dr Jonathan Drane is a recognised writer, researcher, advisor and teacher in urban and property development dynamics. He is an expert witness in complex construction and development issues.

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