Book Award Finalist for Urban Design Group Awards 2020
Lighting has the power to illuminate and enhance our experience within the built environment. The light that enables people to travel around their neighbourhood or their city; the light which they see themselves and their neighbourhood under. Research into the effects of urban lighting on behaviour, environmental psychology and social interaction is developing at a rapid rate. Yet, despite the affect it has on our daily lives, the practical application of this research is a relatively untapped resource.
This book explores the needs and experiences of people at night and how these can be addressed by public lighting. It will give readers the confidence to develop more sophisticated lighting plans and add value to their projects. Case studies provide in-depth analysis of real-life projects and will help the reader to understand lighting designers’ own experiences, including post-installation observations. Written in an accessible style by an array of experts, this is an essential book for practitioners, academics and students alike, that will enable you to put the research in to practice and develop better lighting for better places.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Night, City, Society
1. The Social Study of Urban Lighting
Dr Elettra Bordonaro, Dr Don Slater and Dr Joanne Entwistle
2. Urban Lighting Masterplan - Definitions, Methodologies, Collaboration
Dr Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska
3. Older People and Urban Lighting
Dr Navaz Davoudian
Part 2: Exploring the Night City
4. Lighting for Reassurance
Dr Jemima Unwin
5. Wayfinding and the Hierarchy of Urban Elements at Night
Dr Navaz Davoudian
6. The Interaction of People, Light and Public Space: The Changing Role of Light
Isabel Kelly and Dr Navaz Davoudian
Part 3: Lighting Practitioners’ Post Evaluation
7. Learned Lessons from Design Projects
Dan Lister and Emily Dufner
Navaz Davoudian is a senior researcher at UCL’s Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering.