Rik van Stiphout, Program Manager Lighting for the City of Eindhoven, the PLUS lead partner, tells us more about the project…
What will PLUS do?
PLUS aims offer viable solutions to environmental challenges faced by each partner city.
How will this be done?
PLUS will become a learning centre and network point for all cities. Matching and accelerating existing knowledge will result in high quality lighting strategies not just for partner cities but for cities worldwide.
On concrete terms, what does the project imply?
Every partner city will host “Deep Dive” sessions, asking local experts to define their best practices and demonstrating how things work best from their perspective. Successes and shortcomings will be identified, and be compared to other partners' experiences. The resulting set of recommendations from this working method will lead to improved public lighting strategies and action plans for participating cities and regions.
The PLUS project
Lighting technologies have undergone major evolutions in the last decade, offering cities new perspectives and possibilities for the development of their urban lighting strategies.
The major objectives of the project are:
• Stimulate the development, testing and use of sustainable lighting by offering public spaces as test beds.
• Strengthen awareness of policymakers on the benefits of a sustainable, innovative, low-carbon based policy approach to public lighting.