Lighting has an overall impact on the orientation, safety, use and visual quality of urban nighttime environments. While fulfilling technical and security requirements – facilitating movement and illuminating dark spaces – lighting also serves basic social and aesthetic functions by influencing how lit spaces are used and perceived by people.
As urban designers and planners strive towards creating safe and engaging spaces, the importance of lighting design in improving the vitality of these spaces is gaining currency. Yet very little academic research, government support or best practice case studies on urban lighting has been found as reference material. This background lecture uses fundamental methods of analyzing urban lighting policies and systematic self-observation to vitalize urban spaces.
The fundamental questions answered are:
What qualities of urban lighting are critical to establish an inviting public realm?
How are urban-lit elements perceived and interpreted by people?
What recommendations can be offered for the development and coordination of future urban lighting strategies?
This webinar will take us through this journey to find answers.
A brief about the speakers
Dr. Dugar is the founding principal of Lighting Research & Design, a firm that provides applied research and design consultancy in lighting. He is a practitioner who brings his research into client service and professional development, and an academic who brings practical knowledge into teaching. As a trained architect, he pursued a career in lighting by completing an MA in architectural lighting from the University of Wismar, Germany and a PhD in architectural lighting from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
His PhD research on tangible lighting controls has been published in three of the best lighting journals namely LEUKOS, Lighting Research & Technology, and the Journal of Light & Visual Environment. He has won both IALD and IES Awards, and has been on the online judging panel for the IES Awards for a number of years.
He has presented papers at various international conferences such as IALD Enlighten, IES Conferences, Light Fair International, PLDC, etc.
Join this webinar hosted by Philip Lighting Academy, India and learn about the fundamental methods of analyzing urban lighting policies and systematic self-observation to vitalize urban spaces.