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Lighting to make Cities Safer

Presented by Light Project

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April 21st, 2021

Session Synopsis

Lighting is fundamental within projects and our interiors cannot function without it. However, in the broader arena the ever-changing urban landscape requires great thought and practical application when conceptualising and designing lighting solutions for external spaces. As safety and wellbeing are of paramount consideration in public areas such as parks and public meeting places, streets and laneways, how best do we plan for success, adhere to budgets as well as supply optimum requirement to address public need? Exploring the processes and products that are available, where and what to install on a site, delve into the parameters and regulations that frame what is and isn’t practical and create a suitable aesthetic are integral to understanding what is needed to ensure a project reaches its full potential.


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Key Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation you should be able to –

  • Establish and evaluate client requirements in lighting urban and public spaces and how best to meet these.
  • Analyse a project brief with relation to a client’s objectives, budget and timeframe to decide what is the best solution for the site.
  • Identify how a design response meets the requirement of the location, as well as associated regional, contextual and environmental issues.
  • Outline how a particular lighting design response incorporates relevant codes, legislation and industry standards for both urban and regional areas.
  • Use creative and aesthetic judgement to produce a resolved project that takes into account site appropriate planning, physical composition and spatial planning.

AACA Competency Standards

Design: Project Briefing 1.2
Design: Pre Design 2.4
Design: Conceptual Design 3.1, 3.3, 3.4
Documentation: Detailed Design 5.1


Rebecca Cadorin. Lighting Designer, ARUP

Rebecca Cadorin leads the Arup NSW Lighting Team. As a designer I take a wholistic approach to the built environment and believe that places have the power to shape and influence people.

Tom Curtis. National Sales Manager, Light Project

Tom has been a valued member of the Light Project family for over 10 years and been instrumental in supporting award winning projects across multiple project segments. He has an inherent understanding of Light Project’s history, the value of artificial lighting, relationships and the knowledge and experience we proudly represent. Tom’s former experience as a practicing Architect is fundamental to his collaborative approach to problem solving. He has an understanding of space and design and a love for lighting that combined help realise the best architectural lighting outcomes.



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