Urban Discovery Walk - Designing the Luminous City
Wednesday 28th August 2019, 18:20pm-19:50pm
Melbourne is a different place after dark. Good lighting transforms the city at night, it creates positive change that can enrich people’s experiences and heighten their understanding of the city.
In Melbourne’s bustling Docklands, public lighting play’s an important role. Innovative outdoor lighting enhances the city’s image, delighting tourists and highlighting the characteristics of buildings and public spaces.
The City of Melbourne’s Lighting Strategy (2013) consolidates the experience gained from a decade of successful public lighting projects in the city. Its four themes are:
This has produced a public realm that is simple and low-key, but also elegant and clearly structured. The strategy emphasises good functional lighting rather than elaborate decorative installations or ostentatious special effects.
Council is also committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions with efficient lighting playing an important role. It has three key management strategies that influence the management of public lighting: City Plan 2010; Sustainable Public Lighting Action Plan 2005-2010 and Zero Net Emissions by 2020.
We invite you to join City of Melbourne’s award winning industrial designer, Ian Dryden, on an illuminating evening walk around Melbourne - Docklands, as he shares transferable expert knowledge and experiences in transforming Melbourne’s night image and identity.
Urban Discovery Walk
Designing the Luminous City
Tour guide: Ian Dryden
Team Leader Industrial Design, City of Melbourne
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