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    City.People.Light research

    Get some light inspiration. The City.People.Light research looks not just at the latest developments but also at future developments in urban lighting. With input from architects, planners, and creative leaders, it explores how our cities are going to look and feel in the future.


    The latest outcomes from the research program have been published in a book, along with interviews with experts, key trends and the inspirational lighting concepts that arose from our ‘Create the Livable City’ workshops.


    A flick through this cutting-edge compendium will shed some light on the destiny of European cities, from both a socio-cultural and an urban lighting perspective.


    Look for the 2014 City.People.Light research book in specialized bookstores around the world, purchase it at or check the flipbook version. See also download section below.

    Sketch from the research book of city.people.light

    Interviews with experts


    Are you ready for some informative insights? The book contains dialogs with recognized thought leaders, industry experts, and leading practitioners in the field of urban design, architecture and planning.

    Interview from an expert

    Urban Futures matrix


    Introducing the Urban Futures matrix: the reference tool for the entire City.People.Light program. Find out more about this practical analytical device and how you can use it to define your lighting strategy.

    An expert is explaining the urban futures matrix



    Find out about the lighting concepts developed in the Create the Livable City workshops. These events were held in six different European cities, and were attended by some of Europe’s most eminent urban planners and landscape architects.

    A woman is sketching during a workshop

    Marco Bevolo


    Marco is an expert in the areas of strategic design, people research and urban futures. He is the founder of Marco Bevolo Consulting, and was formerly a Director at Philips Design headquarters in the Netherlands. 


    He has lectured at Wharton Business School, Temasek Polytechnic Singapore, Istituto Europeo di Design, Fashion Institute Arnhem, and the University of Tilburg, the Netherlands. 


    Among his many accolades are two ESOMAR best -paper conference awards and an Emerald Literati Award for Excellence. He is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists.

    Authors of the book

    Tapio Rosenius


    Tapio is the founder of Lighting Design Collective, a company that specializes in architectural lighting solutions and light art and has a uniquely integrated portfolio covering cutting-edge services such as digital content creation, lighting software development and design strategies. The company is based in Madrid, London and Helsinki, and operates globally with a network of collaborators.

    Originally from Finland, Tapio is a designer and an artist whose work has been implemented in over 25 countries and recognized with numerous awards from the fields of lighting design and art.


    Tapio holds a Master of Science degree from UCL Bartlett University, London, and a Medianomi in Lighting Design from TTVO, Finland. He regularly lectures at architectural and design academies as well as at professional events.