Sociable City Assessment
El Paso, Texas

Project Overview  |   The future of sociability

Final Assessment Report: Printable Version
El Paso is the largest metropolitan area along the US-Mexico border and continues to experience economic and population growth. The City of El Paso has partnered with the Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI) to conduct a comprehensive Sociable City Assessment. The Sociable City Assessment is a collaborative community engagement process that includes residents, business owners, stakeholders, and government officials.

The RHI Sociable City Assessment will evaluate El Paso’s social economy and how it benefits and challenges El Pasoans. It will further address aspects such as the variety and number of social venue offerings, public safety, sound concerns, and other community concerns. The goal is to find a balance that is both safe and vibrant. RHI will then create and recommend an action plan based on community input, and national best practices with a clear focus on improving public safety while cultivating a sociable and vibrant regional economy.

What is a Sociable City Assessment

A Sociable City Assessment (SCA) is a team building process to achieve buy-in with your city’s key stakeholders and analyze your social economy’s strengths, challenges and opportunities for improvement. Over a period of six to twelve months, RHI staff and consultants will observe your city’s nightlife firsthand, conduct focus groups and collect data to drill deep into your city. Not only will you receive an action blueprint with next steps, but we’ll also help you build bridges of trust and communication between key stakeholders to guide implementation.

Opportunities to Participate

Our process mobilizes a team of people with credibility and access to resources to ensure the diverse voices from your city are heard. This is where you come in! Your input matters. You have been invited to participate because you bring important insights about nightlife and the social economy. Check out our upcoming events, where you can bring your questions, concerns and suggestions to the process.

About the Responsible Hospitality Institute

The Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI) is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 whose mission is to help communities create safe and vibrant places to socialize. RHI has evaluated more than 80 North American cities.
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