Book Launch: Urban Lighting for People by Navaz Davoudian

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UCL IEDE warmly welcomes you to the launch of Dr Navaz Davoudian's new book Urban Lighting for People: Evidence-Based Lighting Design for the Built Environment.

Lighting for People 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, which will enable you to put the research in to practice and develop better lighting for better places.

Join us for this evening of conversations where researchers and lighting designers will discuss the importance, opportunities and limits of urban lighting in our cities.




Programme

17:30 Welcome from Peter Raynham, IEDE UCL

17:40 Social Study of Urban Lighting by Elettra Bordonaro and Don Slater, London School of Economics (LSE)

17:55 Lessons Learned from Design Projects by Dan Lister and Florence Lam, ARUP Lighting

18:10 Street Lighting and Older People by Navaz Davoudian, IEDE, UCL

18:20 Cities Are People by Nick Tyler, Department of Civil, Environment & Geomatics Engineering, UCL

18:35 Q&A

This will be followed by a drinks reception and book signing.


About the Author

Dr Navaz Davoudian is Honorary Senior Research Associate at the UCL's Insitute for Environmental Design and Engineering. She completed her PhD in Urban Lighting at the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield. She has more than 14 years of experience in lighting research and her research interest focuses on Urban Lighting and Night Cities.


About the Speakers

Elettra Bordonaro is founder at Light Follows Behaviour, a lighting design studio with the aim to design with people and for people. Elettra has background as an architect and has since focused her attention on light and worked as lighting designer consultant on masterplan, exterior and public realm lighting.

Florence Lam is the lead of global lighting design practice in Arup. Her particular expertise in daylight, visual perception and holistic lighting approach play key roles in many of her innovative design solution projects, from museums to sport venues and transport buildings to bridges all over the world. Florence believes that lighting, if considered in the right way, can positively impact on the ‘Total Architecture’ of our cities; it can reinforce urban design principles, enhance cultural experiences and encourage social interaction.

Dan Lister is an Associate with Arup, a firm he joined after graduating in 2000. Dan has a broad range of experience in electrical and natural lighting design for building, infrastructure and consultancy projects including public realm for Hull’s City of Culture year (UK) and the Reid Building (UK). Dan is a firm believer in using technology to improve lighting design; actively encouraging lighting professionals to incorporate or develop new tools to progress understanding for future projects.

Peter Raynham is Professor of the Lit Environment at UCL and is also active in a number of lighting societies, he is a membership assessor for the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP), he was a Director of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and was President of the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL). He is a fellow of both the SLL and the ILP. Peter is also active in the area of Lighting Standards, he chairs the British Standards committee on Light and Lighting and represents the UK on a number of international standards bodies.

Don Slater is Associate Professor (Reader) in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His current research programme, Configuring Light/Staging the Social, explores the ways in which light, as a material, is configured into urban and public realm infrastructures, spaces and practices, and has a core concern with the ways in which sociologists and designers can collaborate in configuring material culture.

Nick Tyler is the Director of the UCL Centre for Transport Studies and Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering, and investigates the ways in which people interact with their immediate environments. He set up the Accessibility Research Group within the Centre for Transport Studies, with a team of researchers investigating many aspects of accessibility and public transport. Their projects directed towards making the world more sympathetic to people's needs and creating a sustainable future for both people and planet, including the PAMELA pedestrian environment laboratory.

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