Bassano del Grappa: exploring sustainable public lighting planning choices

The City of Bassano del Grappa organised its 2nd PLUS Regional Lighting Forum on the 25th of June 2012 with a conference entitled “Sustainable public lighting planning choices: light and energy for design that enhances our cities”.

The topics addressed included the lighting of historical city centres (with a focus on Bassano del Grappa’s Alpini Bridge), the lighting strategy of Bassano del Grappa with regards to energy-use, the lighting plan communication strategy, involving stakeholders and citizens in sustainable city planning, experimenting with technology and participatory design, as well as possible solutions for upgrading the city lighting network and financing this process (with a focus on public-private cooperation and green procurement).

The forum, which was opened by the Mayor of Bassano del Grappa, Stefano Cimatti, and chaired by Andrea Zonta, City Councillor in charge of Sustainability and Mobility, was attended by a diverse set of participants including architects, lighting experts, citizens and political representatives from neighbouring municipalities.