Open Conference Sessions

 

The LUCI Open Conference Sessions on Friday 27 September 2019 give you the opportunity to showcase your city’s lighting strategy, projects and other initiatives, or discuss a topic of your choice, in a unique international forum.

Organised in parallel tracks, each presentation session will last approximately 20 minutes, with computers and video projectors made available to speakers.

Track 1

Gotlux, Intelligent lighting in Gothenburg

Ingemar Johansson, Head of Public Lighting, City of Gothenburg (Sweden)

Gotlux gives the city the ability to control the lighting in wise manner and to handle useful data. The aim is to map, plan and introduce data structures that support the management of the system.

Engaging People with Lighting: Driving Interactions and Measuring Impact

Jim Anderson, Global Market Segment Manager, Signify

Many cities are interested in creating unique experiences to engage citizens or draw tourism. Architectural lighting is one of the tools that is being used to breathe new life into public spaces and meet this objective. This session will review the spectrum of architectural lighting engagement, from ambient to interactive, and provide examples of each. The session will also review some of the new possibilities for responsive and interactive lighting using web inputs and social media. Last, techniques for reviewing methods to quantify impact and engagement will be discussed and demonstrated.

Urban lighting in Nanjing City: Projects and Perspectives

Chen Quan, Senior engineer, City of Nanjing (China)

This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the urban lighting promotion work done in Nanjing from the following perspectives: 1) the transformation of city image, 2) the display of regional culture, 3) the improvement of citizens’ lives; and 4) the acceleration of night economy. The presentation will also illustrate the direction and goals of the next phase of urban lighting in Nanjing. The whole work will be based on « Special Planning for Urban Lighting of  Nanjing City », and further highlight the three elements of green, culture and city, in order to manifest the urban characteristics and cultural quality of « natural landscape charm, ancient capital cultural soul, and international modern appearance ». During the process, new ideas about smart cities will be added so as to establish a new system of city lighting perception.

Lighting the Baltic Sea Region – Cities accelerate the deployment of sustainable and smart urban lighting solutions

Heike Bunte, Research assistant/project manager Lucia, Hamburg – Borough of Altona (Germany)

The Lighting the Baltic Sea Region project (Lucia) creates and provides liveable, safe and pleasant urban spaces in the long dark winters of the Baltic Sea region. Urban lighting plays a vital and central role for the development of cities, and the reduction of energy costs plays an important and central role not only in BSR but also around the globe. Lighting SBR will help cities and municipalities to unlock saving potentials by providing profound knowledge. The participation of six pilot sites  (Tallinn, Porvoo, Jurmala, Albertslund, St. Petersburg, Hamburg) supports cross-disciplinary attempts to enrich the project’s knowledge centre. The initial results indicate a huge knowledge gap for the overall topic “Social acceptance” although social lighting is a central driver for city lighting strategies. This presentation will discuss the contradiction between energy savings, protection of species and need to create subjective safety.

Light art in Oulu2026 cultural programme

Piia Rantala-Korhonen, Director of Oulu2026, City of Oulu (Finland)

Oulu is bidding for European Capital of Culture 2026. Light art will have a central role in the winter season’s cultural programme. The main theme of the year is « Cultural Climate Change. » How can light art take part in the discussions concerning climate change and sustainable city development?

Track 2

TAVA light festival in Tartu

Rein Haak, Head of department of Communal Services, Tartu City Government (Estonia)

This presentation will introduce the traditional TAVA light festival that takes place in Tartu. In addition, Rein Haak will present a general overview of what has been done over the past few years in Tartu’s public spaces in terms of architectural lighting.

Urban Light Clutter: How to Harmonize Public and Private Lighting?

Jean-Michel Deleuil, Professor, INSA Lyon

In the context of the EU project ROCK (Regeneration and Optimization of Cultural heritage in creative and Knowledge cities), this research was carried out in the Lyon city centre in France. Three methods were applied. Firstly, a simple tool was created to study a given nightscape by separating and analyzing the various sources of light in order to determine the contribution of each type of lighting. Secondly, interviews were conducted with several experts in charge of nightscape design (architects, shop owners, engineers…). A third method consisted of showing pictures of nocturnal landscapes to users and asking for their opinions on the city lights. Conclusions drawn from this research confirm that public authorities must take into account the private lighting in the planning of urban public lighting.

Helsinki outdoor lighting and the Kruunuvuori case with colour adaptive road lighting

Olli Markkanen, Head of unit, municipal engineering, City of Helsinki (Finland)

Believed to be the first project of its kind in the world, colour temperature changing « Human-Centric Lighting » luminaires and controls have been installed in the fast growing city of Helsinki, Finland. The trial installation on a road to a large new residential development allows for different colour temperatures to suit the time of day and to match human circadian rhythms. In the evening the lighting plan calls for reduced blue light and a warm appearance. In the mornings when people are going to work, the plan requires a higher blue light component to replicate a blue morning sky, to help control the melatonin hormone and increase road users’ wakefulness. The presentation will explain details of the reasoning for this approach, some of the technical difficulties encountered and the results of the final installation.

Guangfulin Cultural Relics Park: Light and Cultural Tourism

Bian Qing Ming, Director of Design, Shanghai Yifei Lighting Design Co., Ltd.

Review of Guangfulin Park’s lighting strategy using various color temperature configurations to emphasize architectural details of the Ming and Qing dynasty buildings.

Lighting in the New Improved Green Areas of Moscow

Irina Tsvetkova, Chief specialist, Main Architectural and Planning Department of the Moscow Committee of Architecture and Urban Planning SBI (State Budgetary Institution) (Russia)

Today, Moscow is not only the capital, but also a comfortable city for everyday life. The Active Citizen project, an online platform for voting among Muscovites, was launched in 2014 and since then more than 2.2 million citizens have participated in the project. By autumn 2018, Moscow has renovated many large parks, and thanks to the « active citizens » these parks now include benches, bins, power supply cable networks and workout sites. New modern lamps are connected to the modernized power supply systems, pavilions for events, boat stations, rental pavilions, amphitheaters, and video surveillance systems are all connected to the new grid.