LUCI Annual General Meeting
Rabat – Open Conference Sessions

As the international forum on cities and lighting, the LUCI Open Conference Sessions offer unique spaces for participants from all over the world to discuss and dialogue on a wide variety of urban lighting issues.

This year’s Open Conference Sessions, taking place on Thursday 01 November 14:30 – 16:45, will once again give cities the opportunity to showcase their lighting projects, festivals and other initiatives, or discuss a topic of their choice. Organised in parallel tracks, each presentation session will last approximately 20 minutes.


📍Room La Royale

Energy transition of the City of Chefchaouen

by Saoula Berdhi, Vice Mayor, City of Chefchaouen

Energy Efficiency of the City of Fès: Experiences and Projects

by Hadaf Bennis, Chief Engineer, Head of Lighting, Fountains and Video Surveillance, City of Fès

The energy efficiency projects in the City of Fès are part of a global vision of development of a smart city. These projects, either those that have begun or those that are planned, are related to: the production of electrical energy from bio gas; production of solar energy for energy needs of municipal buildings of Fès; reduction of energy consumption of the public lighting network of the City of Fès (60% energy savings target). This last project is being finalized after the selection of a private partner. This partner will assist the city as part of a Local Development Company. This company is committed to reducing energy consumption by at least 60% annually after the completion of rehabilitation and renewal of the public lighting network. They will also be responsible for financing the investments as well as the operation and maintenance of the public lighting network of the City of Fès for a period of 15 years.

Smart tools and methods: planning urban lighting taking into account all urban assets

by Youssef Khoumrany, Head of Business Development – Northern Africa, ENGIE North Africa

Today cities face several challenges when planning and managing the lighting infrastructures: how to quickly have an accurate picture of my infrastructures in order to assess potential savings and improvements; how to comprehensively take into account the existing urban assets (trees, vegetation, CCTV,…) and urban dynamics (traffic, safety sensitive areas..) in the design of my lighting master plan; how to monitor and control the state of my infrastructures in real time… We are presenting a technological solution and industrial approach, already roll-out into several cities, which try to respond to these problematics of infrastructures and urban lighting managers of cities.

Night aerial cartography of Paris: a tool to reduce light pollution?

by Patrick Duguet, Head of Public Lighting, City of Paris

In 2017, the City of Paris carried out an aerial night mapping of its territory, requiring the taking of a photographs by night flyover and an important work of processing and correction of the data. The objective was to have a night image of all the intense sources of lights, private and public lighting, to better know and locate the light nuisances, and also to precisely identify the materials and light points at the origin of these nuisances. Finally, the mapping should help the City of Paris in its approach to define a black grid with other data on biodiversity. Associated with a geographical information system (GIS), these data can be easily exploited and become a decision-making tool for the policy of fight against light pollution related to public lighting but also to raise awareness on the role of private lighting in the luminous halo of a metropolis.

Night-time city development: a light plan for the national capital of Quebec

by Véronique Koulouris, Architecture and Lighting Design Advisor, National Capital Commission of Quebec



Highlighting the City of Strasbourg through public lighting: from the historic city centre to the emergence of new challenges

by Marion Vilain, Deputy Head, Public Lighting Department, City of Strasbourg

The city of Strasbourg initiated its lighting plan in 2010 with the goal to reveal to the inhabitants and visitors the beauty of the city and the richness of its heritage.  In its first part of the plan, the lighting plan focused on the historic centre with the lighting of the Ill’s rivers and emblematic projects such as the « Place du Château » or the Cathedral. For the second part of the lighting plan, the elected representatives of the city of Strasbourg extended the lighting plan to the whole territory. Light must thus participate in the unity of the city and in the urban cohesion by highlighting waypoints such as transitional spaces.

Kruunusillat bridge – lighting design with game model

by Pia Rantanen, Urban Design Manager, Urban Environment Division, City of Helsinki

Kruunusillat bridge will be the longest bridge in Finland in 2026. The whole bridge design is done with InfraBIM data model. BIM model was used to make a visual virtual model with a game engine Unity. Lighting design was rendered in Unity VR (Virtual Reality) to study the needed levels and uniformity of light and to experience the atmosphere on the bridge at the night time in different seasons and weather conditions as well. It has been exciting to walk on the bridge and study the lighting with the VR glasses on – even to stand on the 135m high pylon top! The bridge was rendered on the Helsinki city’s 3D virtual city map.

Results from the Lighting Metropolis Living Lab: innovative smart lighting solutions in Greater Copenhagen

by Helene Qvist, Smart City Consultant, City of Alberstlund

Lighting Metropolis is the first decisive step in realizing a vision for Greater Copenhagen as the world’s leading Living Lab for smart urban lighting. The aim is to strengthen the significant role lighting can play in supporting safety, accessibility, identity, health, and education for people in cities. Working from municipal and regional preferences for Living Labs, one of Lighting Metropolis’ main responsibilities will be to unite the partners in raising bars and demonstration values, activating their knowledge and innovation power, involving relevant third parties, including incubator pods and start-ups. Creating a network of connected Living Labs, regions and cities across Sweden and Denmark will collaborate with private, corporate partners, and scientists making city spaces and buildings available to development, test, and demonstration.
Lighting Metropolis ends in 2018 after three years, and the presentation will sum up some of the learnings from the programme while highlighting a few selected projects from the interregional Living Lab.

Illuminating the public space: a value proposition canvas

by Koen Putteman, Head of Technology and Asset Management Public Lighting, Fluvius

The policy makers of the local governments are always in search of the right service that adds the most value of illuminating the public space for their citizens and visitors. Fluvius made, after an environmental analysis, a value proposition canvas that helps to understand these needs to design products and services that are needed for all their 300 Flemish municipalities shareholders. After a product breakdown, we prioritized the development by ranking all the product items with a value and effort indication. We will present the conclusions of our search at added value and show the status of our deployment.

Get inspired from world’s leading cities in energy efficiency and connected lighting

by Nezha Larhrissi, Head of Public and Government Affairs Africa, Signify

Cities consume 78% of the world’s energy. At the same time urban populations are growing exponentially (66% of world’s population is expected to live in cities by 2050). People in these urban environments are changing the way they access information and navigate spaces. Citizens are using mobile data to access resources and services in an unprecedented way. This level of connected technology and enrgy consumption increase is putting pressure on Cities, local and regional governments pushing them to think new ways to manage the urban space.

For this reason, cities are turning to state-of-the-art technology through latest innovations in the Internet of Things (IoT) domain. City management information systems use connected lighting to increase the granularity of data points on the environment, people, and events. This data can be analysed and shared via software platforms and mobile apps to save energy, streamline operations, support vibrant city life and attract economic activity and tourism. Moreover it supports city stakeholders to meet their ambitious carbon emission targets.

Join us for a world tour on what connected lighting can do for cities and how it benefits not only for energy efficiency but also for improving citizens lives.



Light and art in tunnels – an arts-based approach

by Ingemar Johansson, Head of Street Lighting, City of Gothenburg, Traffic and Public Transport Authority, Christina Vildinge, Strategic Designer, White Arkitekter and Lecturer, University of Gothenburg & Andreas Milsta, Senior lighting designer, White Arkitekter, Partner and manager at White

Gothenburg City initiated the LUCI Light & Art Commission in 2013 to explore how light and art can be integrated in urban spaces to create value and include additional competences in the urban planning process. The City’s Cultural Affairs Administration and Traffic and Public Transport Authority has since then refurbished six urban tunnels in collaboration with artists, lighting designers and local representatives. Tunnels are challenging “non-places” and often experienced as unsafe, but the linking of art with light has the capacity to transform the spaces in a way that enhance the sense of safety, stimulates resident involvement and broaden the understanding of urban living environments. Gothenburg City and White architects share insights from a design process of multidisciplinary teams together resolving problematic architecture. How can light and art transform a 70-meter long dark underpass to support the experience of safety, beauty and inclusiveness?

Lessons learnt from 7000 LED reconstruction project in Budapest and the way forward

by Zoltán Pap, Managing Director, BDK Flood and Public Lighting Co., Budapest Municipality

The largest in one single tender of 7000 LED reconstruction project is under successful implementation in Budapest in 2018-19.  4000 pieces already mounted this year, rest is for 2019. No complaints from the population until now. There are many lessons learnt from this project for future ones that may be of interest for other LUCI members.

Ramallah City lighting strategy

by Sami Ewaida, Head of City Beautification Section, Ramallah Municipality

This presentation will address: 1) The decision of Ramallah City to adopt LED lights for lighting the streets and city facilities, information about the quantity and locations. 2) Ramallah first 3D projecting mapping on the façade of City Hall, the aim of the show and the story behind the idea, our partners and some photos, our partners and the role of LUCI in building bridges between different actors. 3) Musical fountain with its 134 Led lights, the lighting potentials transform the location into a dynamic one, controlled by full DMX program.

Development of architectural and outdoor lighting in Moscow

by Irina Tsvetkova, Chief Specialist, Architecture and Planning Department, Moscow Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning

The city budget is the main source of financing of the exploitation, overhaul and reconstruction of outdoor city lighting. In Moscow, the formation of the light-color environment as an important artistic and town-planning task is determined by the implementation of measures provided by decrees of the Moscow Government. “The light-color environment of a city is an environment formed in the evening and night-time by illuminated territories and objects, luminous facades, the color of the light of the lighting means, and their reflections from water and other surfaces.” (RESOLUTION of November 11, 2008. N 1037-PP).

Comprehensive improvement of the territories along the highways, the creation of pedestrian streets, as well as the improvement of territories in the areas of metro stations, transportation hubs and places of the pedestrians traffic, were included in the city program “My street”. The accumulated material in the Moscow Committee of Architecture and Urban Planning, which we collect and observe in the city, made it possible to formulate the methodological task that we need and to develop the Standards of project documentation for a fragment of the urban environment and for an individual object, in the volume that is necessary for consideration at the Architectural Council.