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City Member

Marseille,
(France)

Marseille France

GENERAL PRESENTATION

Marseille, with its 861 000 inhabitants, is the metropolis of the Mediterranean basin.
The history of this atypical city was marked by the development of a shipping trade thriving during the second half of the 19th century.
The city has many assets: the sea, the sun, the exceptional natural light, nature and culture.
From the Old Port to the Calanques, Marseille is an accessible area with a varied landscape.  With a rich cultural, architectural and historical heritage, today Marseille is very diverse and has a strong identity.
Named European Capital of Culture in 2013, and European City of the Year by the Academy of Urbanism in 2014, it is pursuing its strategy to make its urban area one of the largest metropolises in Europe in terms of economic influence.  This strategy is consistent with economic development, urban renewal and social cohesion.

 

PUBLIC LIGHTING MANAGEMENT

The municipality is responsible for

  • street lighting
  • decorative and architectural lighting
  • festive lighting (including christmas lighting)

The operation and reconstruction of the public lighting are outsourced activities as well as the installation and operation of decorative lighting.

 

LIGHTING STRATEGY

Lighting master plan

The main axes of the master plan are the reduction of energy consumption and the implementation of sollutions to avoid the corrosion of the material used for lighting.

Some recently implemented lighting projects

  • New lighting for the Old-port with needle-shaped masts equipped with telemanaged and dimmable metal halide projectors
  • The lighting plan of the Euromediterranee district, the new business district of Marseille

Perspectives for the future

The City aims at the implementation of the lighting master plan, especially through the reduction of energy consumptions and the progressive implementation of reliable sollutions.

 

FACTS AND FIGURES

  • Number of lighting points: 69479
  • Total power used for public lighting (kW): 12 000

Camembert Marseille

 

MORE INFORMATION

http://www.marseille.fr/sitevdm/jsp/site/Portal.jsp?page_id=687