Illuminating Cities: Lighting and Urban Design
05/12/2017, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Light has the power to transform. Increasingly, urban designers, architects and city-officials understand the importance of light – and light festivals, urban lighting schemes, and major public art projects involving light and projections have become quite common in cities around the globe. Why is light such an important tool and what strategies must be adopted to ensure success? Who should be at the table during these conversations? How do practitioners and city leaders ensure the sustainability of these projects? Speakers in this session shared insights about various projects, from specific public art projects to city-wide lighting strategies.