LUCI City under Microscope Stavanger


Message from Kari Nessa Nordtun, Mayor of Stavanger

We are delighted to announce that the LUCI City under Microscope is scheduled to be held in Stavanger in March 2021. We all hope that we will soon return to a life similar to the one we had before.

In Stavanger, light is important for many reasons. Situated in the northern part of Europe, with a long dark period, we need artificial light for both creating safe and secure environments and for beautification and highlighting historical buildings. Light can also help inspire people to spend more time outdoors even when it is dark.

Stavanger formerly relied heavily on the shipping and canning industries. Oil was first discovered in the North Sea outside Stavanger 50 years ago. Stavanger became the energy capital of Norway and this transformed the city into a more vibrant and international city. Today we have citizens from more than 189 countries.

The city of Stavanger has a long history of adapting to changes in industry needs and user behavior. Recently, the city has committed to becoming a smart city with a roadmap created in 2017 to govern Stavanger Smart City. Today, the smart city office coordinates and leads several new technology projects relying on cross-disciplinary ecosystem cooperation and citizen involvement.

We look forward to discussing all of these topics with you in Stavanger – where you will be warmly welcomed.


Kari Nessa Nordtun
City of Stavanger



A “City under Microscope” (CM) enable participants to discover the lighting strategy of a member city over a two-day period. It includes field visits and technical conferences on permanent or temporary lighting projects.