‘Smart’ lighting is part of a widespread trend towards new technologies and planning strategies that promise to bring together urban infrastructure and information in new ways.
But ‘smart’ means radically different things to different cities and stakeholders around the world – and many doubt whether it means anything at all.
The Pathways project (January 2018-present) is the first attempt to map municipal meanings and strategies for ‘smart’ lighting, and to understand what it signifies in practice. The study involves an online survey of cities in all continents and of diverse sizes, followed up with detailed interviews with city lighting professionals in a range of cities.
If you are an municipal professional working in lighting or smart city projects and would like to participate, please contact us.
Download Pathways to Smart Lighting – a presentation of our preliminary findings to the LUCI AGM in Rabat, November 2018.
The Pathways project is our first formal research collaboration with LUCI (Lighting Urban Community International, based on a MoU between LSE and LUCI that we signed in November 2017. We expect it to be the first of many.