Cities & Lighting Newsletter - May 2021
Get ready for LUCI AGM Tartu
Key event of the LUCI calendar and the only international forum for cities on urban lighting, the LUCI Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be hosted by the City of Tartu (Estonia) on 27 – 30 October 2021. It will feature conferences, panel discussions, and open conference sessions in a new hybrid online+onsite format. More details coming soon!
Attend webinar on creating a smart lighting system
Want to know more about implementing smart urban lighting? Join the webinar "Creating a smart light system: lessons learned from the SMART-SPACE project" on 3 June 2021 (10 – 11:30 CEST). This is the third of a series of free webinars organised by the project to help cities learn more about the potential of smart public lighting. Register here >>
City of Pessac joins LUCI
The City of Pessac in the urban area of Bordeaux in south-west France has just joined the LUCI network. The municipality aims to manage its 10 000 lighting points in the most optimised manner to fight against light pollution and energy waste.
Call for projects: Vinterljus Linköping
You have only a few days left to propose a project for the Vinterljus (Winter Light) taking place on 13 December 2021 - 9 January 2022 in Linköping, Sweden. With this year’s theme, "Harmony", artists are invited to illuminate the municipality’s main public park with engaging and creative artworks. Deadline 31 May 2021. Get more details >>
Light sketching in Eindhoven
LUCI members learnt about a new tool, currently being tested in Eindhoven, that aims to help find a balance between conflicting lighting demands (for humans and for nature) in urban green spaces. The City of Eindhoven and designer Philip Ross presented the Light Sketching system and its initial results so far.
LUCI members can see the replay on the LUCI Hub.

Open 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 >>
The night is beautiful in Geneva
The City of Geneva celebrated the second edition of "La nuit est belle!" (“The Night is Beautiful”) on 21 May. Launched in 2019, this initiative celebrates the darkness by inviting municipalities in the Greater Geneva region to switch off their public lighting for one night.
Learn more >>


Coming next month: Cities & Lighting magazine n°9

Focusing on “Smart Lighting – paving the way to a sustainable future”, the 9th issue of the Cities & Lighting magazine will be available next month!  It will also include perspectives on light in changing times and co-creation during COVID-19.
Stay tuned!

Re-watch the Lyon Light Festival Forum 2020!


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

See the complete calendar here
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