City under Microscope Gothenburg



All times listed are in CEST

Wednesday 20 April 2016

16:30 – 19:00: EC meeting (for EC members only)

19:00 – 22.00: Welcome cocktail

  • Lena Malm, Lord Mayor of Gothenburg

22:00: Walk to Götaplatsen

Thursday 21 April 2016

8:00 – 9:00: Registration and coffee

9:00 – 9:10: Opening of the City under Microscope

  • Johan Nyhus, Deputy Mayor of Gothenburg, President of LUCI

9:10 – 10:30: Urban planning and development in Gothenburg and the region

Gothenburg is set to grow by almost a third of its population in the next 20 years.  A look at the urban development strategy of this city in expansion and the new opportunities available for its public spaces.

  • Vision for West Sweden by Mårten Westlund
  • Gothenburg urban development in a 20-year perspective by Björn Siesjö
  • Gothenburg strategy for climate adaptation by Ulf Moback

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30: Public lighting in Gothenburg – history, strategy and management
Gothenburg uses urban lighting as a major tool to meet the challenges of the future. Discover the city’s urban lighting network fact and figures, its strategy and its large central infrastructure projects.

  • Historical overview – street lighting in Gothenburg by Mona Hellman
  • Gothenburg by night – sustainable lighting strategy and management by Lars Ocklund
  • Policy for urban development and lighting in public spaces by Helena Bjarnegård

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

13:30 – 17:00: Frihamnen lighting lab
Help create attractive sustainable seamless light environments in Frihamnen – test an innovative lighting design method and leave your imprint on this newly developing harbour district through the Frihamnen lighting lab workshop.

  • Frihamnen – a pilot project for a new district in Gothenburg by Mia Edström
  • Frihamnen lighting masterplan – Seamless light by Janica Wicklander
  • Visit of Frihamnen
  • Lighting lab in Frihamnen

17:00 – 19:30: Free time or optional sauna and swimming pool in Frihamnen

19:30 – 22:00:  Dinner at the Fish Market – Feskekörka

22:00: Lighting excursion including site visits to Eriksberg district and the Amphibian tunnel

Friday 22 April 2016

08:30 – 09:00: Registrations & Coffee
09:00 – 10:40: Outstanding lighting projects in Gothenburg and perspectives for the future

A number of lighting initiatives are underway in Gothenburg – from smart lighting, to lighting programmes for heritage buildings, to working with youth in local lighting design projects.

  • Smart cities – Gothenburg today and tomorrow by Mathias Leimalm
  • Light programme for cultural and heritage buildings in Gothenburg by Lars Fredén
  • Identity, creativity and learning by lights – involving youth in urban development by Kajsa Sperling
  • Financing a sustainable city – inspiration for innovative financing methods by Magnus Borelius

10:40 – 11:10: Coffee break

11:10 – 13:00: Light and Art in public spaces
Why and how should we combine light and art in the public space? Keynote presentations, discussions and a new publication will give you more of an insight.

  • Public art now! by Lena From
  • Light works! by Alexandra Stratimirovic
  • A Light & Art discussion
  • New Light & Art co-creation project
  • Book release: Light & Art in Public Spaces

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 15:10: The lighting strategy of Alingsås

The neighbouring town of Alingsås is known for its unique public lighting strategy and its annual educational lighting event and festival, Lights in Alingsås.

  • Alingsås lighting masterplan by Kjell Hult
  • Lights in Alingsås – a strategy linking education and event lighting by Margaretha Stenmark and Angelica Larsson

15:10 – 15:40: LUCI announcements

15:40 – 16:10: Coffee break

16:10 – 17:30: LUCI strategic plan consultation workshop
Have your say in the development of the LUCI network by participating in the LUCI Strategic Plan Workshop!

The LUCI strategic plan process started at the 2015 AGM in Helsinki. It will set objectives and give a framework for action for the 10 years to come. We would like to take advantage of the many different perspectives and experiences of the participants of CM Gothenburg. This workshop – in the format of a world café – aims to gather members’ input on their experience of LUCI, vision and needs, to find strong working priorities and bring out new perspectives for the network.

19:00 – 20:30: Boat tour – departure from Lilla Bommen

20:30: Dinner at Långedrags Värdshus

Saturday 23 April 2017

Optional programme

10:45 – 12:00: Day tour to Watercolour Museum

Visitors come to the Nordic Watercolour Museum to view exhibitions from all over the world. This unique coastal site means that visitors can combine art with a dip in the sea, mingle cultural experiences with good food. They can also visit the open studio to paint for a while.

12:00 – 13:00: Guided visit of the watercolour museum and exhibition

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 16:00: Free time in the museum and its surroundings

16:00: Return to Gothenburg

© Beatrice Tornros ; © City of Gothenburg