New publication: Cities’ Guide to Smart Lighting
LUCI has published the Cities’ Guide to Smart Lighting – a white paper, from cities, for cities – aiming to help cities form their vision on smart lighting and support possible actions towards realisation.
Many cities around the world are confronted with the question of how to deal with developments toward smart lighting. As shown in the latest issue of the Cities & Lighting Magazine, smart lighting brings many new possibilities on top of added efficiency: adapting lighting to people’s needs, connecting other city functions with public lighting, creating new ambiences in urban spaces, even rethinking the role of urban lighting itself. But how can cities ensure that these smart lighting developments benefit their citizens and the common good in the long term?
The Cities’ Guide to Smart Lighting – a white paper, from cities, for cities – aims to help address these issues.
Initiated by LUCI within the framework of the Interreg North West Europe co-funded project, SMART-SPACE, this white paper is the result of a one-year collective process gathering cities and experts in Europe and beyond.
It involved in-depth interviews with international experts in the domain, co-creation sessions with a lead city working group, and a wide-ranging consultation with the members of LUCI.
The Cities’ Guide to Smart Lighting outlines the reasons why smart lighting should be considered and how it can contribute to a broad range of city priorities: environmental sustainability, social sustainability, citizen value, the city’s internal organisation and more.
It includes practical advice for cities and tips for action towards smart lighting. From building a case, to organising expertise, conducting pilots, to interoperability, citizen engagement, tendering and data management, several key issues that come with implementing smart lighting are addressed.
By approaching smart lighting from two differentangles – the social/societal and the technical/technological – this white paper helps cities develop a richer vision of these issues and apprehend the full scope of their role and responsibilities in the domain.
“We have long believed that when cities work together, they are better equipped to face the many challenges of our time. In LUCI, we know that lighting can help respond to some of these challenges. That is why LUCI has produced the Cities’ Guide to Smart Lighting as a concise guide providing cities with concrete advice and tips for action” – Mark Burton-Page, General Director, LUCI.