LUCI Annual General Meeting
Seoul – Speakers

Opening ceremony

Kyungmi KIM, Master of Ceremonies of the LUCI AGM 2016

Kyungmi KIM is a professional MC and presenter at international events in Korea and abroad. She has 10 years of MC experience and hosts about 100 events annually in various fields.

Wonsoon PARK, Mayor of Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG)

Wonsoon PARK was elected the Mayor of Seoul in 2011. Since being re-elected in 2014, he has run the city with leadership in communication and innovation. As the first civil rights activist to have become Mayor of Seoul, he has been realizing his conviction that “citizens are the mayor” through a city administration focused on cooperation and innovation. He has also worked towards making the nights of Seoul elegant and attractive with several initiatives.

The SMG adopted a smart lighting system to save energy as part of its efforts to reduce nuclear power plants. The city also designated, for the first time in the nation, zones that are subject to lighting management, established strategies for appealing night views to promote tourism and devised an initiative to root out illegal advertisements

Photo of Wonsoon Park Mayor of Seoul city

Johan NYHUS, President of LUCI, Deputy Mayor of the City of Gothenburg

Johan NYHUS is the Deputy Mayor of the City of Gothenburg with responsibility for Transport, Infrastructure and Parks. He has previously worked as an educator in leadership. Before he became Deputy Mayor he worked as City Secretary, and Financial Secretary in Gothenburg.
Johan is also the chairman of the Traffic Committee in Gothenburg.

Junuk YANG,Chairman, Seoul Metropolitan Council

Junuk YANG graduated from the Graduate School of Public Policy and Civic Engagement at Kyung Hee University in Seoul. He was a member of the Seoul Metropolitan Council during the seventh and eighth terms, from 2006 to 2014.

Urban Lighting in Seoul – Context and Policy

Hakjin KIM, Director-General of Urban Planning, 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 in charge of policy-making and city planning at the Seoul Metropolitan Government. This includes future-oriented city management of the Seoul landscape strategy, development of a campus town plan, implementation of the smart urban light pilot project and development of the Seoul nightscape.

Taeki KIM, Leader, Urban Light Pollution Policy Division, Seoul Metropolitan Government

Taeki KIM is responsible for the management of the Seoul city nightscape and outdoor advertisement facilities such as electronic display boards, as well as the organisation of the LUCI AGM 2016. He previously worked as the Facility Evaluation Team leader for the City of Seoul where he was instrumental in introducing LED lamps for outdoor lighting and establishing lighting plans and design criteria. He has 40 years of experience in electricity and ICT, including work on the subway system and the establishment of the traffic information system. Currently, he is interested in connecting Seoul’s outdoor lighting policies to urban regeneration and tourism policies so as to vitalize the economy of local communities.

Hoon KIM, Professor, Kangwon National University and President of KIEE

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 Korean Institute of Illuminating and Electrical Installation Engineers (KIIEE) for 2016-2017.

He was the Chair of Korean Committee of International Commission on Illumination (KCIE) for 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.

Jeongtai KIM, Professor, Department of Architectural Engineering, Kyung Hee University

Dr. Jeongtai KIM received a PhD in Architecture from Yonsei University, Seoul in 1985 and completed a Post Doc. at University of Cambridge in UK (1986-1987). His research focuses on sustainable lighting and light pollution. He played a key role in legislating the Korean light pollution prevention act.

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 and of the Korean National Chapter of International Dark-Sky Association. He also serves as Local Steering Committee Chair for the LUCI AGM 2016 in Seoul.

Wantaeg KWON, Planning Business Team Leader, Regeneration Business Division, Seoul Metropolitan Government

Wantaeg KWON has been working for the Road Management Division at the Seoul Metropolitan Government since 2013. He is in charge of the management of road and bridge maintenance offices. He has been leading road management tasks, including the development of an innovative idea to secure the surface smoothness of roads and the 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 from a high profile international competition.

Seoul Lighting Policy – Implementation and Challenges

Jinhwa PARK, Professional, Urban Light Pollution Policy Division, Seoul Metropolitan Government

Since 2004, Jinhwa PARK has been improving the landscape lighting of major public spaces and tourist attractions in Seoul. Among others, 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 (2010).

He has also been involved in the Seoul Light-Scape Improvement Guidebook, the Good Light Award and the Smart Light City Seoul Framework. He has been active within LUCI since 2007 and has played a major role in the organisation of this LUCI Annual General Meeting.

Dongho SIN, Road Lighting Team Leader, Road Management Division, 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.

Mee JEONG, President, Korea Association of Lighting Designers (KALD)

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., she designed the architectural lighting for the Seoul Namsan Tower and the Lotte World Tower, and established the lighting master plan for Seoul (2000-2008). She has also conducted academic research on lighting master plans for local governments. She is the

President of KALD and the Executive Director of Asian Associations of Lighting Designers (AALD) since 2009. She is also member of the Good Lighting Environment Committee of Seoul, the standing committee of Asian Lighting Designers’ Association, and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.

Social Lighting as a tool to improvequality of life in cities

Sophie CACLIN, 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.

Gustavo AVILÉS, Lighting Designer, Lighteam, Mexico

Gustavo AVILÉS, from Mexico 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 to speak at conferences worldwide. His work achieves a wide variety of applications and scales.

Cathy JOHNSTON, Group Manager, Development and Regeneration Services, Glasgow City Council

Cathy JOHNSTON 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, and Glasgow’s Local Development Plan and
Open Space Strategy. Previously she managed the group that championed high quality design and delivered Glasgow’s Lighting Strategy

Jungsoo KIM, Consultant, Urban Light Pollution Policy, Seoul Metropolitan Government

Jungsoo KIM is a partner of the 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 the City of Seoul Night-time Environment Policy Committee since 2015.

Don SLATER, Associate Professor, London Schools of Economics and Political Science

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.

Lighting the future in Seoul

Daegwun KIM,Team Leader, Urban Light Pollution Policy Division, Seoul Metropolitan Government

Daegwun KIM is the leader of the Urban Light Pollution Policy Team at the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG). He is responsible for 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.

Seiyong KIM, Professor, Department of Architecture, Korea University

Seiyong KIM teaches at Korea University and Columbia University. He 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 and UN Habitat.

His area of study is related to urban spaces, emphasizing the role of urban design where architecture intersects with urban planning. Currently, he is interested in efforts to theorize and implement better strategies of sustainable development, urban regeneration and low carbon urban architecture. He previously worked as an urban designer at the Seoul Development Institute and for the Korean National government, and several companies like Samsung, Daewoo, LH and K-Water.

Youngho BAIK, Member, Beneficial Light Committee, Seoul Metropolitan Government

Youngho BAIK has over 20 years of experience in the lighting industry, including a large part with Philips Lighting. He 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 and the Incheon Urban Landscape Council. He is also an Executive Board member of Korea Association of Lighting Designers, an Executive member of Korea Council for Investor Education, and the Executive Director of the Research division of the Korean Institute of Illuminating and Electrical Installation Engineers.

Enhancing urban development with smart lighting

Ed EBRAHIMIAN, General Manager & Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, City of Los Angeles

Ed EBRAHIMIAN is the General Manager and Director 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.

Flemming JØRGENSEN, 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, nworking with lighting and smart city. The City of Albertslund has founded DOLL, probably the largest Living Lab for LED street lighting in the world.

Mary-Ann SCHREURS, Vice-Mayor of Innovation and Design, Culture and Sustainability, City of Eindhoven

Mary-Ann SCHREURS 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.

Lighting the future in Seoul


Patrick DUGUET, Head of Public Lighting, City of Paris

Patrick DUGUET graduated as an engineer from the Ecole des Pont ParisTech. He has been in charge of public 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).

Denis PERROT, 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 providing 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

Kashi Ram GAIRE, Chief Executive Officer, Ratnanagar Municipality

Kashi Ram GAIRE has a Master’s Degree in Sociology. He previously worked as the Research Officer and Project Coordinator of the Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organization, a leading Dalit national non-governmental organization in Nepal. He has also worked as a language interpreter at the United Nations Mission in Nepal and as a Social Development Officer at Helvetas Nepal, a Switzerland-based international NGO.

Tom TURLEY, 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.

Annukka LARSEN, 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.

Annukka Larsen photo

Fumiaki ISHIDA, 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


Jaap VAN DER LINDEN, 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.

Koen PUTTEMAN, 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.

Olli MARKANNEN, 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.

Pia RANTANEN, 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.

Paco BUNNIK, Urban Designer, City of Amsterdam

Paco Bunnik, MSc Architect, is a specialist in trans-disciplinary design processes, ranging from urban master planning, building-design, and integrated urban lighting strategies. He is one of the Chief Designers of Amsterdam Zuidas area and part of the supervisory team for all the spatial and architectural plans in the area which is undergoing a major transformation into a more accessible and mixed-use urban hub. He is also a supportive contributor in the new Public Lighting Strategy of the City of Amsterdam. A specific field of interest is the integration of new light and art projects in the city.

Ingemar JOHANSSON, 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.

Piia RANTALA-KORHONEN, 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


Kyuchul BANG, Deputy Director, Electronics and 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 and Technology in 2003.

Namkyoung HWANG, 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.

Daeyeon CHO, Executive Director, Board of Smart City, Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA)

Dr. Daeyeon CHO is the Executive Director of Smart City at 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.

Kangwha CHUNG, 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 from 2005 to 2011 and has been the President of Asian Lighting Designers’ Association since 2012. He also founded Asia Lighting Design Forum in 2009.

Jihye PAIK, 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.