We are pleased to share with you Connecting Cities with Light, the LUCI Annual Report 2021!
Learn about LUCI’s events, projects, publications and other activities from 2021.
EDITORIAL – Annual Report 2021 by Meri Lumela, LUCI President, Deputy Chair of the City Board of Jyväskylä.
The “new normal” brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to be resilient, to adapt and continue to offer excellent services to our members and our community.
I’m happy that these efforts have been saluted by the “LIT spotlight award” for LUCI’s contribution to the lighting field.
In 2021, we experimented with hybrid events, we pushed our digital strategy further, we welcomed new members, and overall, we persevered as an active network of cities and lighting professionals. Among many activities detailed in this annual report, LUCI has:
- Engaged over 950 lighting professionals worldwide in its events, online and hybrid;
- Strengthened its working groups and worked towards the finalisation of two major European Cooperation projects (SMART-SPACE and Lucia);
- Continued to share more and more information on the “LUCI Hub” which now gathers over 200 users to exchange knowledge on urban lighting.
On behalf of the LUCI Executive Committee and the LUCI team, I thank you all for your strong support and energy that reinforces our determination to build cooperation between cities around the world and improve our urban lighting policies.
Even if remote working and online meetings are now a part of our lives, we miss being able to meet face-to-face, and we really look forward to meeting more often in person, in 2022 and in the coming years. As we prepare for LUCI’s 20th anniversary, inspired by the main trends and issues in the field, let’s continue to exchange information that will be useful for cities around the world, to build the future of urban lighting together!
Ms. Meri Lumela
President of LUCI
Deputy Chair of the City Board, Jyväskylä