Light for Cities

Lighting Design for Urban Spaces. A Handbook

  • Authors
  • Ulrike Brandi
  • Christoph Geissmar-Brandi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-7
  2. Introduction: Trip to the city

  3. Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 24-24
    2. Pages 25-31
    3. Pages 38-47
    4. Pages 48-53
  4. Typology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 54-55
    2. Pages 56-71
    3. Pages 72-85
  5. Completed Schemes

  6. Developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 148-149
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 158-168

About this book


The improvement of public lighting is an effective and economical way to enhance the attractiveness of urban downtown areas. Many cities in Germany and Europe have already recognized this fact and used master plans to create entirely new systems of urban lighting. They have been motivated to do so by the desire to compete with other cities and to upgrade and enhance their city centers.

Although this trend is widespread and enduring, a typology of urban lighting has not been available until now. As a concrete and practical guide, this book establishes first standards for the field. Drawing on the author’s experience, it addresses the technical and planning aspects of the task and provides important information on feasibility and possible financing models. Organized systematically and with a wealth of color illustrations, detail drawings, and implementation plans, it is an indispensable guide to successfully interacting with other planners, government departments, and investors.


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