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LUCIA mid-term webinar series

LUCIA mid-term webinar series

The LUCIA mid-term conference goes virtual! Instead of a classic one-day event LUCIA presents a series of six webinars with a mix of inputs from external experts and LUCIA partners. Each webinar puts the spotlight on a relevant lighting subject and gives insights into the experiences and interim results of LUCIA partner cities.

Each spotlight webinar will be co-hosted by selected LUCIA project partners. After a keynote by an external expert, LUCIA partners will share experiences made at their pilot sites so far. The co-hosting city presents a virtual exhibition room after each webinar and welcomes all participants for exchange and networking.

The webinars will be held every Wednesday morning, starting on 30 September 2020. Read more about the webinars by clicking on the titles below:

LUCIA mid-term webinar #1:
Spotlight: people first – Cooperation for a smarter city

Date: 30 September 2020, 09:30–11:00 CEST
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Putting people in the focus and empowering citizens to actively co-create solutions for their city has gained increasing attention in the smart city discussion during recent years. This webinar will explore the role of lighting in building “people first” smart cities. The LUCIA partner city Tallinn will illustrate how this approach is taken into account in the city’s smart city strategy and co-creation practices.

LUCIA mid-term webinar #2
Spotlight: urban design –
Creating liveable urban spaces and fostering sustainable tourism

Date: 07 October 2020, 09:30–11:00 CEST
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Lighting is a powerful tool that helps cities to create liveable and attractive urban spaces – for the benefit of both inhabitants and visitors. This webinar explores how cities and municipalities can unlock this potential. We will also give insights into the LUCIA pilot project in Jūrmala, one of Latvia’s most popular tourist destinations.

LUCIA mid-term webinar #3
Spotlight: target groups – Managing needs and demands towards urban lighting 

Date: 14 October 2020, 09:30–11:00 CEST
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Do we need less light to preserve dark skies and protect biodiversity? Or more light to increase the perceived safety of public spaces? This webinar explores how cities and municipalities can manage diverse needs and demands towards public lighting. LUCIA partners from St. Petersburg and Hamburg will share their experiences on working together with the target groups of students and elderly citizens, respectively.

LUCIA mid-term webinar #4
Spotlight: economic aspects – Scaling up green procurement and investments in intelligent urban lighting

Date: 21 October 2020, 09:30–11:00 CEST
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Budget constraints and a lack of knowledge about project financing are major factors contributing to a slow diffusion of smart lighting solutions in the Baltic Sea region. This webinar explores how cities and municipalities can break free from budget-deficit inaction and develop and implement new procurement and business models. LUCIA partners will give insights into the economics and green public procurement practices of public lighting in Porvoo (Finland) and Riga Planning Region (Latvia).

LUCIA mid-term webinar #5
Spotlight: multifunctionality – Technical solutions and life cycle aspects of smart urban lighting and smart city projects

Date: 28 October 2020, 09:30–11:00 CEST
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Smart lighting solutions are getting more and more advanced. The webinar will introduce different technical solutions of smart lighting, with an emphasis on dynamic lighting and movement sensors, as well as other aspects of smart solutions.
DOLL Living Lab presents the LUCIA pilot site on dynamic lighting solutions with different technical movement sensor solutions.
Life cycle aspects are important to take into account in the decision process, and the webinar will give an insight on life cycle aspects of smart lighting.

LUCIA mid-term webinar #6
Spotlight: the future of urban lighting…is now!

Date: 04 November 2020, 09:30–11:00 CET
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Planning “the future” is an inherent exercise for city planners, lighting designers and managers who are building the city and its lighting for the next 15-20 years.
If the current sanitary crisis has forced us to think more about our daily lives, it has also revealed the need for cities to adapt, to continue in a sustainable way.
This session will offer perspectives on the challenges and questions that transcend urban lighting today and that help us build solutions and answers for tomorrow.