Cities & Lighting Newsletter - August 2021
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Register now for LUCI AGM Tartu!
Be sure to register for the LUCI Annual General Meeting Tartu taking place on 27-30 October 2021. This key event of the LUCI calendar will gather cities and lighting professionals from the network and beyond to explore the many facets of light in the city. On the agenda: smart lighting, TAVA light festival, and light in European Capitals of Culture! 
Register now here >>
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City of Vilnius joins LUCI
We are pleased to announce that the City of Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, has just joined the LUCI network! The city of over 588 000 inhabitants is currently in the process of a major streetlighting modernization project, and looks forward to sharing best practices with LUCI member cities.
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Lights on! Lucia project lighting conference
Urban lighting professionals are invited to the final conference of the Lucia – Lighting the Baltic Sea Region project on 22-23 September 2021. The conference aims to help local authorities, lighting planners and other stakeholders to implement their plans for energy-efficient, multifunctional and sustainable lighting.
Register here >>
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LUCI Asia Urban Lighting Workshop
The fifth regional workshop on urban lighting for Asian cities will be organised online by the City of Seoul and LUCI on 21-22 October 2021. The main theme of this year's workshop is "Carbon Neutrality and the Future of Urban Lighting”.
Pre-registrations are open here >>
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LAiPS project launches two open calls
Light & Art in Public Spaces (LAiPS), a new Creative Europe project led by LUCI has recently launched two open calls:
  • We are looking for a Progressive Web App (PWA) developer and designer who can help us create a digital tool to showcase light & art projects using Open Source PWA development tools.
    More details here >>

  • We are looking for an external evaluator to contribute to the project’s evaluation with additional insights and independent assessments.
    More information on this call for tenders here >>
Photo by Pablo Gentile Unsplash
 Welcome to our new associated members

Eclatec (France): A company founded in Lorraine in 1927, specialising in lighting and its applications in an urban context.

Flashnet (Romania): A technology company that integrates hardware and software in order to develop intelligent services for smarter cities.

Walk the Plank (UK): An outdoor arts company that creates and produces outdoor theatre and spectacle.

Rotterdam on the road to all-LED streetlights in 2025
Learn about the City of Rotterdam's objective to ensure that all of its 100 000 streetlights use LED technology by the year 2025.
Read more here >>
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Call for projects: Bright Brussels festival
The call for tenders for the 2022 edition of the Bright Brussels, Festival of Light is now open! Lighting designers, architects, designers and artists from all backgrounds are invited to propose projects for the next edition of the festival taking place on 10-13 February 2022. Deadline 30 September 2021.
More details on the call for tenders >>
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Tipperary launches Ireland's largest smart lighting pilot
One of the largest smart lighting installations of any county council in Ireland is currently underway in Tipperary with over 600 smart LED lights installed across the three pilot sites. This initiative is part of the Interreg North West Europe Smart-Space project.
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Reminder: call for abstracts on light for health & wellbeing
Researchers are invited to send abstracts for the international conference on “Shaping light for health and wellbeing in cities” organised by the ENLIGHTENme project online on 16-17 December 2021.The virtual event will bring together representatives from academia, industry and local administrations across Europe for discussions around latest findings on urban lighting in relation to citizen’s health and wellbeing. Abstract deadline: 4 October 2021. More information here >>
Light festival news 
  • The annual Nuits Lumières festival in Bourges launched this summer runs from 1 July to 4 September. More details >>
  • The City Of Light Jyväskylä festival is taking place soon on 23 - 25 September 2021. Learn more here >>
  • The Chartres en Lumières light festival (from April 2021 through the end of the year)  is going strong, see some photos here >>
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Lucia project: co-creating urban lighting solutions

The partners of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region project Lucia – Lighting the Baltic Sea Region have put a strong emphasis on co-creation of urban lighting solutions in their cities.  Read about what they have learnt so far in this article from the Cities & Lighting magazine.

Read the article here >>

LUCI Asia Urban Lighting Workshop 2020


LUCI Asia Urban Lighting Workshop
21-22 October 2021

LUCI Annual General Meeting Tartu (Estonia)
27 - 30 October 2021

See the complete calendar here
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