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  • Lighting can completely change how people feel in their city
  • Lighting can completely change how people feel in their city
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How can lighting change an e-city?

By 2050, up to 75% of the world's population will be living in cities. The idea of the smart city is shaping cityscapes of the future. But what role can public lighting play in creating an authentic liveable city – one that puts people, not technology, at its centre?

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By 2017, more people will be living in cities than outside of them for the first time in history. [1] By 2050, that figure is set to reach 75%. [2] The question of how we want the cities of the future to work, and to look, goes to the heart of how society hopes to progress.

In an era of techno-utopianism, smart solutions promising the City 2.0 are everywhere. But from talking streetlamps to driverless trains, how can we separate the gimmicks from the genuine innovation? And what’s the best way to ...



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