General Director of the Urban Planning Bureau, Seoul Metropolitan Government
Hakjin Kim graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering at Seoul National University in 1993 and passed the Higher Civil Service Examination in 1995. In January 2016 he was appointed as the leader of the Urban Planning Bureau at the Seoul Metropolitan Government where he is in charge of policy-making and city planning. This includes future-oriented city management of the Seoul City landscape strategy, the development of a campus town plan to create jobs for the youth and vitalize the local economy, the implementation of the smart urban light pilot project, and the development of the Seoul nightscape to promote tourism.
Director of City Lighting Policy Division, Seoul Metropolitan Government
As the Urban Light Pollution Policy Division leader, Taeki Kim is responsible for the management of the Seoul City nightscape as well as of outdoor advertisement facilities such as electronic display boards. He has also been responsible for the organization of this LUCI AGM 2016. He previously worked as the Facility Evaluation Team leader for Seoul City where he was instrumental in introducing LED lamps for outdoor lighting in Seoul and establishing lighting plans and design criteria. He has in-depth experiences in electricity and ICT over the past 40 years, including contract evaluation, electrical design and construction of the subway system and establishment of the traffic information system. Currently, he is interested in connecting Seoul City’s outdoor lighting policies to urban regeneration and tourism policies so as to vitalize the economy of local communities.
Professor, Kangwon National University, President of the Korean Institute of Illuminating and Electrical Installation Engineers
Dr. Hoon Kim is a Professor of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Kangwon National University where he has been on faculty for 28 years. He is also the President of the KIIEE (Korean Institute of Illuminating and Electrical-Installations Engineers) for the term of 2016~2017. He was the Chair of Korean Committee of CIE (KCIE) for 4 years (2012~2015). He is mainly engaged in teaching, research and design in the field of light, visual performance and optical design, as well as street lighting and light pollution issues.
Professor, Kyung Hee University (Chairman, Korea Society of Lighting and Visual Environment)
Dr. Jeongtai Kim is a Distinguished Professor at Kyung Hee University. He received his PhD in Architecture from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea in 1985 and completed his Post Doc. at University of Cambridge in 1987. His research focuses on sustainable lighting and healthy buildings. He is a Fellow of the Korea Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), he was the President of Korea Institute of Ecological Architecture and Environment (2007 – 2008), and currently acts as the President of the Korea Society of Lighting and Visual Environment. He is also the President of the Korea National Chapter of International Dark-Sky Association. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sustainable Lighting, an Editorial Board member for the Indoor and Built Environment, Energy and Buildings journal, and has published over 150 papers in SCI(E) journals and over 150 papers in peer reviewed conference proceedings.
Director of Regeneration Planning, Seoul Station Area Development Planning Bureau, Seoul Metropolitan Government
Mr Kwon has been working for the Road Management Division at the Seoul Metropolitan Government since March in 2013. He’s in charge of management of Roads & Bridges Maintenance Offices, snow clearance measures in Seoul and road pavement works. He has been leading road management tasks including the development of an innovative idea to secure the surface smoothness on the road, management of Roads & Bridges Maintenance Offices and establishment of a 24/7 road maintenance system. He is also currently in charge of the Seoul Station 7017 project to transform an old overpass into a park based on the winning design of a high profile international competition.
Manager, City Lighting Policy Division, Seoul Metropolitan Government
Jinhwa Park has been improving the landscape lighting of major public spaces and tourist attractions in Seoul since 2004. He has established the Night View Lighting Plan for the City Wall (2005), the Seoul City Night View Plan and Lighting Guideline (2009), as well as the Seoul Metropolitan Light Pollution Prevention Ordinance and its enforcement regulations (2010), among others. He has also been involved in the Seoul Lightscape Improvement Guidebook, the Good Light Award and the Smart Light City Seoul Framework. He has been active in LUCI since 2007 and has played a major role in the organization of the LUCI Annual General Meeting in Seoul.
Manager, Roadway Lighting Department, Seoul Metropolitan Government
Dongho Sin has been leading the Road Lighting Team since January 2016 and is in charge of establishing and managing road lighting policies. He has been instrumental in introducing advanced technologies for street lighting, enhancing streetlight power supply safety management, introducing high capacity LED lamps for sports facilities, and instigating use of streetlights that reduce light pollution in residential areas. He was previously the Management Team Leader of the Road Lighting Team at the Sports Facility Management Office of the Seoul Metropolitan Government.
Chairman, Korea Association of Lighting Designers
Dr. Mee Jeong received her PhD in Spatial Design from Tokyo University of the Arts, in 2000. As the president of the lighting design agency, EON SLD Co. Ltd., Dr. Mee Jeong designed the architectural lighting for the Seoul Namsan Tower, the Lotte World Tower, and also established the lighting master plan for Seoul (2000~2008). She has also conducted academic research on lighting master plans for local governments. Dr. Jeong is the president of KALD (Korea Association of Lighting Designers) and a member of the Good Lighting Environment Committee of Seoul. She is also the executive director of AALD (Asian Associations of Lighting Designers) since January 2009, the member of a standing committee of ALDA (Asian Lighting Designers’ Association) since May 2015, and a member of IES (the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America).
Group Manager, Development and Regeneration Services, Glasgow City Council
Cathy is a landscape architect and planner who currently leads the Development Plan group delivering key strategic objectives for the local authority including input to the Strategic Development Plan for Glasgow and Clyde Valley; development of the Local Development Plan for Glasgow, and development of Glasgow’s Open Space Strategy. Previously she managed the group that championed high quality design, and delivered Glasgow’s Lighting Strategy. She is experienced in developing projects and policies that have contributed to the understanding of the built and natural environment and its role in the regeneration of the city.
Gustavo Avilés (México City) studied Architecture at the Iberoamericana University. Since 1984 he has been focused on Light in Architecture. His dedication to architectural lighting culture has conducted him to take on a transdisciplinary academic approach to articulate his practice through different standpoints on light and lighting. With this unique view he founded Lighteam in 1986. He has an extensive teaching experience and is sought afer to speak at conferences worldwide. His work achieves a wide variety of applications and scales.
Associate Professor, London School of Economics
Don Slater is a professor of sociology at the London School of Economics and co-founder of the Configuring Light/Staging the Social research group. Configuring Light promotes collaborations between social research and lighting design, particularly in public realm lighting, developing new methodologies, research projects and training programmes to improve the social knowledge base for urban lighting and planning.’
Consultant, Urban Light Pollution Policy, Seoul Metropolitan Government
Jungsoo KIM is a partner of world renowned architectural lighting design firm Brandston Partnership Inc., in New York. She received her MFA in Architectural Lighting Design from Parsons School of Design, New York in 1994. Since joining BPI, she has worked on lighting design projects including masterplans, parks, airports, hotels, convention and art centres, educational facilities, bridges and buildings. She taught lighting design in the Parsons School of Design. She is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. She has won the Lumen Award, the Lumen Citation, International Illumination Design Award of Merit, and the IALD Award. She has been a member of City of Seoul Night-time Environment Policy Committee from 2015.
Deputy Director, City Lighting Policy Division, Seoul Metropolitan Government
Dae-Gwun Kim is the leader of the Urban Light Pollution Policy Team at the Seoul Metropolitan Government. He is responsible for the urban light policies including policies to prevent light pollution, strategies for better night views and measures to turn Seoul into a smart light city. His representative achievements include the Light Pollution Prevention Framework in 2012, the Light Pollution Environment Impact Assessment in 2013, the designation of light environment management zones across the city in 2014 and 2015, and the Light Environment Management Plan. This year, he started the Smart Urban Light Pilot Project.
Professor, Korea University
Sei-Yong Kim currently teaches at Korea University and Columbia University and is an advisor to the Mayor of Seoul and a member of the Seoul Urban Planning Commission. He has worked with Columbia University as an adjunct professor, Harvard University as a Fulbright Fellow, University of Sydney as a visiting professor, and UN Habitat as a specialist. His area of study is related to creating and maintaining « cool » urban spaces in the 21st century when rapid transformations are taking place, emphasizing specific role of urban design where architecture intersects with urban planning. He received his Master Degree from Seoul National University, Korea and Columbia University. He previously worked as an urban designer at the Seoul Development Institute and as an architect and urban designer for the Korean National government, the City of Seoul, and several companies like Samsung, Daewoo, LH and K-Water.
Member of the Beneficial Light Committee, Seoul Metropolitan Government
Young-Ho Baik has over 20 years of experience in the lighting industry. He has spent a large part of his career with Philips Lighting and has a long track-record in marketing and strategy, lighting product management, and new business development. He was awarded the 2013 Seoul City Good Light Award as consultant on LED energy saving and lighting business strategy. He is a member of the Seoul Urban Light Council, the Incheon Urban Landscape Council. He is also an Executive Board member of KALD (Korea Association of Lighting Designers), an Executive member of KCIE (??), and the Executive Director of the Research division of KIIEE (Korean Institute of Illuminating and Electrical Installation Engineers).
General Manager, Bureau of Street Lighting, City of Los Angeles
Ed Ebrahimian is the General Manager of the Bureau of Street Lighting in the City of Los Angeles. He has more than 30 years of experience with the City. Appointed General Manager 11 years ago, he is responsible for the 2nd largest municipal street lighting system in the USA with over 215,000 streetlights and 400 different styles ranging from modern, decorative to historic.
Vice-Mayor of Innovation and Design, Culture and Sustainability, city of Eindhoven
Mary-Ann SCHREURS is Vice-Mayor of ‘Innovation & Culture, Design & Sustainability’ in the City of Eindhoven. She believes in design as an important engine for our economy, being just the right tool for defying big city challenges. As the first Dutch vice-mayor of Design she therefore introduced design in local innovation policy. Her goal is to improve citizen’s lives by using the methodology of design thinking in co-creation with citizens and other stakeholders. Before she became a council member in 1994 she was co-initiator of (European) innovation projects linked to design.
Councillor, Chairman of the City’s Innovation Committee, City of Albertslund
Flemming JØRGENSEN has worked for many years with environmental protection, roads and buildings in Danish municipalities. He is now the leader of an EU-funded project for energy savings in public buildings in the Greater Copenhagen area. Beside his professional career, he is a member of the City Council of Albertslund, where he is chairman of the innovation committee, working with lighting and smart city. The City of Albertslund has founded DOLL, probably the largest Living Lab for LED street lighting in the world.
Head of Public Lighting, City of Paris
Patrick DUGUET graduated as an engineer from the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech. He has been in charge of public and flood lighting in Paris since 2013. He manages the energy performance contract (EPC) and is also administrator and regional president of the French Lighting Association (AFE).
Head of Expertise and Innovations, EVESA
A civil engineer from HEI Lille, Denis PERROT is in charge at EVESA of the Energy Performance Contract (EPC) of Paris, which aims to reduce the city’s overall urban lighting electricity consumption by 30% in the period 2011-2020. He has worked for ETDE (Bouygues Energies & Service) where he occupied various management and marketing posts over 10 years. His knowledge of energy networks and his particular interest in urban lighting and energy efficiency led him towards a position proving technical support and assistance to regional departments for his company. He is working on the deployment of a meshed communication network based on IoT for the City of Paris.
Executive Director, Osaka “City of light” Promotion Committee
Born in Tokushima, Japan, Fumiaki ISHIDA works as a Senior Manager at the Kansai Electric Power co., Inc. He is also the Executive Director of the Osaka “City of light” Promotion Committee. Within this context, he works towards improving urban lighting polices in Osaka.
Lighting Designer, City of Jyväskylä
Lighting designer Annukka LARSEN has been coordinating the City of Light project in Jyväskylä, Finland, since 2007. She was already involved in creating the Jyväskylä City Lighting Master Plan in the year 2000. She contributes to the development of attractive city nightscape by guiding all of the lighting projects in the city.
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Category Manager Urban Lighting, Philips Lighting
Jaap VAN DER LINDEN has been active in outdoor lighting for 15 years in various roles for Philips Lighting. He is currently active as a cluster product manager in Europe and responsible for new product development. He has been driving the Create the Livable city program, a platform where over 150 professionals in urban place-making have been designing and prototyping lighting solutions that contribute to our future livable cities.
Head of Technology & Asset Management Public Lighting, Eandis
Koen PUTTEMAN has a Master’s Degree in Engineer Electromechanics with over 10 years of experience in the Public Lighting sector. Within Eandis he focuses on the architecture, engineering and life cycle of public lighting. This includes the preparation of a long term vision, researching and implementing new technologies, and design and maintenance rules. He also acts as Chairman of the Working Group Transport Lighting of the Belgian Institute for Illumination (IBE-BIV). He is also a Belgian representative for European standardisation of street lighting and is active as member of the Committee on Public lighting at Synergrid.
Director, City of Oulu
Piia RANTALA-KORHONEN works as Director and Advisor to the Mayor in the City of Oulu, responsible for International Affairs and Urban Culture. She holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Helsinki and has pursued postgraduate studies in Governance, Leadership and Management.
Urban Transport Administration, City of Gothenburg
Ingemar JOHANSSON is an engineer from Carlsberg School in Kalmar and marketing economist from the IHM Business School in Gothenburg, Sweden. He has been working as the head of street lighting, traffic signals and AC/DC power station for trams for the City of Gothenburg for the last 14 years. He has more than 35 years of experience in the field of design and maintenance of public spaces, from preliminary stages through to commissioning projects.
Architect, Industrial Designer, Public Works Department, City of Helsinki
Pia RANTANEN has an Architecture degree from Tampere University of Technology and a Master of Arts degree from Aalto University. She has also studied lighting design, industrial design and naval architecture at Aalto University. While working at the City of Helsinki for the past seven years, she has specialised in urban design and cityscape, bridges, public art and light art, outdoor lighting and service design.
Office Manager, Public Works Department, City of Helsinki
Olli MARKANNEN holds a Master of Science from the Helsinki University of Technology. He started as the manager of Outdoor Lighting at Helsinki Energy in 2002. The network and organisation recently moved to the Public Works Department, where he is currently the Office Manager. Previously he has also been in charge of the lighting design for neighbouring cities, and Helsinki Vuosaari Harbour project.
Assistant Director, Development and Regeneration Services, Glasgow City Council
Tom TURLEY graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1984. He has held a number of senior positions within Glasgow City Council, dealing with all aspects of the regeneration agenda. In his current role, Tom works with strategic partners and key stakeholders to ensure the development and continued regeneration of the city.
Deputy Director, Electronics & Electrical Division, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
Kyuchul BANG is currently Deputy Director of the Electronic and Engineering Division at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. He has previously worked as Deputy Director of the Trade Security at the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, General Manager at Korea Strategic Trade Institute and Senior Researcher in Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. He graduated with a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering at Yonsei University in 2001, and completed a Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology in 2003.
Deputy Director, Office of Environmental Health, Ministry of Environment
Namkyoung Hwang has been working at the Ministry of Environment since 2014. She currently works in the Office of Environmental Health, specifically in the Water Environment Management Bureau. She passed the Public Administration Examination in 2012.
Executive Director, Board of Smart City, Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement
Dr. Daeyeon CHO is the Executive Director of Smart City at Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA), where he focuses on international collaborative activities on Smart Cities. He has been involved in the national research and development (R&D) programme strategy and has a significant experience in planning, management and commercialization of R&D activities. He is currently member of the National Academy of Engineers of Korea. He was a member of the Road Design Council and of the Design Supervision Council. He received his PhD in Structural Engineering from the Seoul National University in 1994.
Professor, College of Art & Design, Konkuk University
Dr. Kangwha CHUNG, professor at the department of industrial design at Konkuk University, focuses mainly on light environment and design planning. He received his PhD in Art & Design from the Tokyo University of Arts in 1999. He established the Seoul Nightscape Design Plan and has actively participated in urban lighting design policy since 2000. He was the President of Korea Association of Lighting Designers (KALD) from 2005 to 2011 and has been the President of Asian Lighting Designers’ Association (ALDA) since 2012. He also founded Asia Lighting Design Forum (ALDF) in 2009.
President, Design Studio Lighn
Jihye PAIK received a Master of Arts in Architectural Lighting Design from the Parsons School of Design in 2002 and has since worked on major urban lighting projects such as the Shanghai Expo Pavilion, Central Park at Magok district, and National Museum of Korea. She is the owner and lead designer of Design Studio Lighn, a lighting design and consulting company. She has served as a member of the Light Pollution Prevention and the Night Landscape Advisory Committees for several cities including Seoul. She received the Public Design Award for the Pangyo Jangji Tunnel in 2008
Urban Lighting Consultant
Sophie CACLIN supports public and private organizations in their projects related to outdoor and indoor lighting: lighting strategy, marketing and project management, professional events, education and training. Her expertise is based on experience of over 20 years. She is involved in international conferences and training and is a member of the board of Cluster Lumière, France. She created the Orpin de Lune agency in 2011, located in Lyon, France.