[In26] Nocturnal Economy

AUTHOR: John Ingliseast-london-nocturnal-operations-05.jpg
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CROSSLINKS:

Database:
[026][027][028]
[029][030][He26]
[Mi26]
Prototypes:
[PiT]
Scenario Games: Action Plan:
[AP26]
External:

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ACTORS/AGENTS
Hospitals
Metropolitan Police
Transport for London
Supermarkets _________________________________________________________________________________________
DESCRIPTION
London can be described as a 24 hour city in terms of work, leisure and services. Location operating throughout the night include hospitals, police stations, factories, hotels and supermarkets. While hospitals gain relatively few visitors during the night, they require large numbers of staff. Clusters of chain hotels occurr near the Excel exhibition centre and London City Airport and in the City of London financial district. New larger grocery stores are now often open 24 hours a day, as the shelves are restocked overnight. Industrial areas oerate throughout the night. Some industrial operations are 24 hour, such as the Tate and Lyle sugar refinery in Silvertown. Others are nocturnal, such as Barking and Dagenham Dairies in Creekmouth. 24 hour London is dispersed geographically and relies on a combination of private car ownership and night bus services.
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RESEARCH AGENDA
How many people are employed as part of the nocturnal economy?
What advantages are there to operating outside of conventional hours?