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Seeing clearly: A new vision for London’s lighting

Enduring a third national lockdown in the long winter nights has shown us the importance of making London’s streets inviting and enjoyable for everyone after dark.

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To bounce back from the pandemic, we will need to make London’s town centres more appealing to residents and visitors than ever before. Good lighting can encourage people to get active and spend more time enjoying the city’s culture, shops, restaurants and night life once they reopen.

Designing well-considered lighting is a balancing act between the needs of pedestrians and road users, preserving our environment while enhancing feelings of security, and valuing our heritage while allowing commercial uses of light. How we strike this balance could fundamentally change our experience of the city.

So far, London has not been a leader in thinking about lighting, which is surprising given the amount and diversity of activities that take place after dark.

Join Centre for London at the launch of our new report which looks at how London uses electric lighting and shares good practice to improve the city’s great outdoors. We will share our recommendations for the Mayor, local authorities, developers and communities, and discuss with our guest experts:

  • How can better lighting contribute make our public spaces more welcoming and inclusive?
  • How can we make lighting more sustainable?
  • What would it take to make London one of the best lit cities in the world?

Speakers include:

Claire Harding (Chair), Research Director, Centre for London

Nicolas Bosetti, Research Manager, Centre for London

Amy Lamé, Night Czar, Greater London Authority

Gabriella Gómez-Mont, Founder & Principal, Experimentalista

Sarah Gaventa, Director, Illuminated River Foundation

Nick Bodger, Cultural and Visitor Development Director, City of London Corporation

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This project has been generously supported by