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Envisioning Community Engagement in Smart Lighting Design

The 8th International Light Symposium: Re-thinking Lighting Design in a Sustainable Future in Copenhagen, Denmark, met in September 2022. The conference proceedings have been published and are open source: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science.

I was honored to co-write with Philip Ross. We presented in the Urban Lighting and Sustainability track. Read the full text article below or online:

Envisioning Community Engagement in Smart Lighting Design. Key words, community and smart lighting may seem like an oxymoron. However we prove not.

Urban lighting is a relatively new discipline for study and practice. Here are a few highlighted articles for my urban lighting and nighttime design followers: Lighting inequality in an urban context: design approach and case studies, the authors are excellent community-based lighting practitioners.

This presentation The effect of non-uniform urban illumination upon pedestrians' alertness and sense of safety studies an exciting topic that, in my mind, calls for further study. Fortunately, here is a new study for companion and comparison reading, Planning Artificial Light at Night for Pedestrian Visual Diversity in Public Spaces, published January 12, 2023.

There are many other articles that address outdoor, public lighting - theory and practice - that you should take the time to read.

For readers who are contemplating a masters in lighting design, take a look at this year’s conference organizer, the Lighting Design Lab at Aalborg University Copenhagen 


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