Urban Lighting Workshop: Benefits of Sustainable Urban Lighting

 

Location

Seoul, Republic of Korea

Date

29-30 June 2017

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Target Participants

Up to 30 city officials (urban lighting decision-makers) from the Asia-Pacific region

Background

Urban lighting, a crucial element of a city’s urban infrastructure, is an important public service that local authorities need to provide for their citizens. However in many cities, urban lighting is equipped with old and inefficient technologies. Streetlights represent one of the most cost-effective opportunities for energy savings and for reducing municipalities’ energy costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Well-planned urban lighting using new energy efficient technologies does not only reduce energy consumption costs and makes cities more sustainable, it is also a tool to improve the quality of life in cities.

Improving the lights in the city will have substantial co-benefits even if they can be hard to economically quantify. In addition to improving visibility on roads and increasing perception of safety and security in the city at night, good urban lighting supports local economic development. Through a better design of public spaces, through city branding, lighting will make the city more attractive for tourists and residents; it will help create an identity for the city. Light also has major positive impacts on health & wellbeing, social cohesion and cultural awareness.

Last but not least, urban lighting is rapidly and undeniably evolving into a smart city solutions carrier. The lighting grid can be a smart grid for future public services aimed at increasing the quality of city life. This is part of the digital transition cities worldwide are facing at the moment, and a new, integrated innovative approach towards urban lighting is badly needed with a broader field of different stakeholders.

The mega-city of Seoul, which has comprehensive urban lighting policy, strategy and actions plans to ensure sustainable urban lighting and which, in 2017, upgraded its lighting plan to include innovative energy-saving street lights with advanced IT and LED technology is the ideal city to host this workshop.

Learning Objectives

This workshop is a unique opportunity to meet and learn from urban lighting experts and engage in peer to peer knowledge, transfer and exchange of good practices and solutions. This will be enabled especially through group discussions and analysis, interactive work sessions, networking and site visits. The workshop is designed for up to 30 local government officials from Asian cities. Workshop participants will receive:

  • Understand the opportunities and benefits of sustainable, well-planned urban lighting
  • Get an overview of the implementation process towards renewed lighting
  • Get an idea of the role of urban lighting in smart city concepts and how to process the digital transition in lighting
  • Establish new partnerships, facilitate city-to-city cooperation and similar initiatives after the workshop

Organizers

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Seoul is a dynamic and attractive mega-city with a population of 10 billion people that has a history of over 600 years as a capital city, cutting-edge information technology and a wonderful natural environment. For further information about Seoul Metropolitan Government, please visit http://english.seoul.go.kr/

LUCI

Founded in Lyon 15 years ago, the LUCI network has been evolving as an international platform of inter-city exchange aiming to reinforce cities’ capacities for action and progressing together on the challenges of urban lighting. For further information about LUCI, please check out http://www.luciassociation.org/

CityNet

City Net is the largest association of cities and urban stakeholders committed to sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Online Application Form for Participants

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please fill out the online application form before May 23, 2017. If you can’t access the online form, please download Offline Application Form and send it to programs1@citynet-ap.org.

Supporting Partners

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Contact and further information

Felix Kalkowsky, programs1@citynet-ap.org

Nikita Junagade, luci@luciassociation.org

Building Leaders in Urban Transport Planning (LUTP) September 10-16, 2017

The Korea Transport Institute, Seoul Metropolitan Government and the World Bank are jointly hosting the 6th LUTP-Seoul on September 10th through Sep. 16th, 2017.

Sponsored by CityNet, this workshop will again take place in Seoul, and cover important issues for urban transport leaders such as integrated transport planning, ICT in transportation, PPP, and other key challenges.

You will have opportunities to participate in presentations, group discussions, site visits to Korea’s cutting-edge transport related institutions, and networking luncheons/dinners.

 

You can download the application form online by visiting the URL below:

http://english.koti.re.kr/lutp2017/overview.asp

Your completed registration form (scanned copy) can be emailed to LUTP@koti.re.kr

or faxed to: +82-44-211-3222 by August 10, 2017.

 

A fee of US $3,500 will be charged. This would also cover the cost of boarding and lodgings in Korea.

Participants will be expected to bear their own airfare to reach Korea.

 

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CityNet 2017 Programs

 

No.
Activities
1. Action plan for implementation of SDGs Workshop Thimphu, Bhutan 21-23 January
The program will assess the data base and local capacity to undertake the SDG­activities in some Asian cities and finalize the module to build capacity in Asian cities to implement work on the SDG indicators (data base at sub city level and other required levels of disaggregation), and transfer of SDG performance results to city planning, budgeting and program management to attain for SDGs by 2030.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, partnerdev@citynet-ap.org

2. Action plan for implementation of SDGs Workshop Barisal, Bangladesh 7-9 February
The second round of the SDGs workshop will be held in Bangladesh, following the earlier one in Bhutan, to assess the data base and local capacity to undertake the SDG activities in some Asian cities and finalize the module to build capacity in Asian cities to implement work on the SDG indicators.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, partnerdev@citynet-ap.org

3. Urban SDG Knowledge Platform session Chiang Rai, Thailand 8 February
CityNet organises a session as part of the 8th East Asia Summit High Level Seminar on Sustainable Cities elaborating on the impact of online platform on the sustainable development and how it can facilitate city-to-city cooperation.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, programs1@citynet-ap.org

4. EU World Cities (C2C EU & Korea) . March-September
The project facilitates the exchange of information and good practices on regional and urban development policy issues between European and South Korean cities. The cooperation is based on the identification of pilot regions and cities and the development of concrete actions, for implementation in the short-term, in areas including urban innovation (smart-city) and green technologies (energy efficiency, low carbon development).

More information: CityNet Secretariat, programs1@citynet-ap.org

5. BRT and mass transfer system workshop with SHRDC Seoul, R.O.Korea 9-15 April
This workshop will connect urban professionals to discuss transportation & traffic problems in Asia Pacific region, exchanges innovative practices and explores potential solutions for problems raised through cooperation with Seoul Metropolitan Government. Participants will discuss sustainable policy making and an opportunity to strategize a new agenda for urban transportation.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, communication@citynet-ap.org

6. Fire Station Field Experience Seoul, R.O.Korea 17-22 April
The course provided a valuable opportunity for cities in the Philippines to exchange know-how and experience regarding firefighting and emergency management.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, communication@citynet-ap.org

7. Seoul Waterworks Training with Arisu (conducted in Vietnamese) Seoul, R.O.Korea 23-29 April
The training program will introduce water-related practitioners and decision-makers from across the Asia Pacific region to Seoul’s water system through technical site visits and talks. Participants will be able to experience some of Seoul’s best practices and have the opportunity to understand Seoul’s water monitoring system, revenue management structure, water quality analysis, water standards research, sewage treatment, water purification technologies and advanced water treatment methods.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, communication@citynet-ap.org

8. CityNet Services Program Seoul, R.O.Korea cities and dates TBD
CityNet Services was launched in early 2014 to give a voice to our members and to match member cities with best practices that address the challenges that they experience in their city. This is a comprehensive platform where CityNet members conduct sustainable learning exchanges across the network, which range from technical assistance, to study visits, to city-to-city partnerships.

More information: http://citynet-ap.org/call-for-citynet-services-2017-now-open/

9. Tailored Life Saving and Fire Services training Seoul, R.O.Korea 11-17 June
The course provides a valuable opportunity for Seoul and cities in Indonesia to exchange know-how and experience regarding firefighting and emergency management.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, communication@citynet-ap.org

10. Localized transportation workshop for Philippines cities TBD, Philippines June
The one-day workshop aims to provide a venue for our Philippine cities to learn different sustainable transport concepts, policies, and practices from foreign experts, national government, and successful local case models. This activity aims to outline key policy and technical capacity needs that will serve as main focused areas for possible interventions.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, programs2@citynet-ap.org

11. Street Lighting Workshop in Seoul  Seoul, R.O.Korea 29-30 June
Street lighting is often regarded as a public good, as it is a crucial element of urban infrastructure. It is an important public service that local authorities need to provide for ensuring adequate lighting on roads, which leads to enhanced safety and security in the city, apart from improving visibility during evenings and night. The use of energy efficient lamps has great potential to save costs due to reduction in electricity consumption. With new energy efficient lighting technologies, such as LEDs (light-emitting diodes), streetlights represent one of the most cost-effective opportunities for energy savings and for reducing municipalities’ energy costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, programs1@citynet-ap.org

12. Seoul Waterworks Training with Arisu (conducted in Chinese) Seoul, R.O.Korea 9-15 July
The training program will introduce water-related practitioners and decision-makers from across the Asia Pacific region to Seoul’s water system through technical site visits and talks. Participants will be able to experience some of Seoul’s best practices and have the opportunity to understand Seoul’s water monitoring system, revenue management structure, water quality analysis, water standards research, sewage treatment, water purification technologies and advanced water treatment methods.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, communication@citynet-ap.org

13. Climate Change workshop/Climate Leadership program Jakarta, Indonesia August
This workshop is expected to build cross-sectoral collaboration that complies with the complexity of the city problems as well as to develop a systematic understanding over potential threats. With the formation of The Leaders Network, it is hoped that the network will maintain communication and sharing experiences in applying innovative acts in their own municipalities as well as develop possible collaborative initiatives under climate change impact topics.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, media@citynet-ap.org

14. Urban SDG Knowledge Online Platform inputs continuous
The Urban SDG Knowledge Platform will focus mainly on city policies and initiatives developed in response to the SDGs and climate change in cities, rather than aiming at providing a comprehensive repository for all policies, initiatives and good practices in cities in Asia-Pacific. It will also draw upon and link to existing knowledge platforms. All member cities and organisations are invited to send their inputs on each city’s best practices.

More information: http://www.urbansdgplatform.org/

15. EU Equi City Project Nagpur, India TBD
CityNet Secretariat is a partner of the EU-funded project coordinated by All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG). CityNet will be providing technical support to developing curriculum for training workshops and participate in one workshop in Nagpur, India to be held in 2017.

More information: http://www.equicity.in/

16. CityNet Congress 2017 Colombo, Sri Lanka 5-8 November
The Congress meeting is a unique opportunity to voice your cities’ challenges and solutions as well as network and form partnerships with other CityNet members, partners, and business leaders. The CityNet Congress 2017 will consist of the 35th Session of the Executive Committee, General Council, Mayor’s Forum/International Forum, the 36th Session of the Executive Committee, technical sessions and site visits. At the General Council, elections will be held for the Main Office Bearers of CityNet for the period 2018-2021, namely President, Vice President (two), Executive Committee (nine, including five full members), Secretary General, Auditor, and Election Committee. We ask all CityNet members to join the General Council and the call for nominations/applications for the positions of Office Bearers will be sent out in the coming weeks.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, media@citynet-ap.org

Website: http://colombo2017.citynetcongress.org/

Transportation strategy Workshop for Asian Cities

 

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Background

Asia Pacific is the world’s fastest urbanizing region, and the rate of population growth in Asian cities is very rapid. However, transportation networks and infrastructure is still poor to meet the needs of heavily growing population, and many of Asian cities suffer from traffic problems.

Based on the survey of the most interesting and applicable transportation policy from the Transportation Strategy Workshop for Asian Cities in 2016, the most interesting topic on transportation is the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and transfer system. This workshop connects urban professionals to discuss BRT best practices and problems in Asia Pacific region, exchanges innovative practices and explores potential solutions for problems raised through cooperation with Seoul Metropolitan Government.

This workshop, staged by Seoul Human Resource Development Center and CityNet, will take place from April 9th – 15th. Specifically designed for urban practitioners and decision makers from rapidly growing contexts, the workshop offers discussion with urban actors for sustainable policy making and an opportunity to strategize a new agenda for urban transportation related BRT and transfer system.

Aim

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to practice knowledge transfer and to exchange best practices on BRT and transfer system through study visit and group discussion during program.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand on Seoul’s future transportation management plan and process
  • Facilitate cooperative relations between Seoul and CityNet member cities by sharing and transferring knowledge, technology and information on transportation.
  • Explain various best practices on transportation in the Asia Pacific region
  • Analyze problems of your city with other city leaders and find out solutions to develop transportation policies for rapidly developing cities.
  • Through SWOT and PDM, Program Development Management, analysis, understand any current deficiencies in each city and contemplate about enhancement strategies

Target Participants

15 government officials who have never participated in training programs organized by both Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) and SMG affiliated organizations

Venue

Seoul Human Resource Development Center

Date

April 9-15, 2017

Sponsorship 

The workshop is supported by SHRDC and Seoul Metropolitan Government will cover the cost of accommodations, meals, and training-related expanses. Participants are responsible for airfare.

Partner

SHRDC

The Seoul Human Resource Development Center of Seoul Metropolitan Government has produced talents who devote themselves to our citizens with professionalism and open mind, as a dedicated educational center for public officials from the city of Seoul as well as 25 autonomous district offices. It attracted the headquarter of Metropolis International Training Institute so it has taken off as the international network of Seoul that educates public officials across the nations and supports international exchanges.

 Application form 

Please fill out the attached application form and send it to Jaeyoo Hyeon at communication@citynet-ap.org by Thursday, March 2.

2nd Annual Transit Oriented Development

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Date: 23-24 November 2016

Place: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Join 2nd Annual Transit Oriented Development where we bring together city planners, property developers, transit agencies, transport planners, architects and urban planners to discuss the countless opportunities for growth and overcoming challenges in developing TOD through world’s leading TOD case studies!

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LUCI Annual General Meeting in Seoul, 2-6 November

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LUCI (Lighting Urban Community International) and Seoul Metropolitan Government are organizing the LUCI Annual General Meeting in Seoul from 2-6 November 2016. CityNet is supporting partner of the event.

This international forum for cities on urban lighting provides a platform for a broad range of stakeholders such as local governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and private companies. Representatives from cities from around the world will showcase and discuss innovative urban lighting initiatives and trends, addressing issues such as energy efficiency, smart lighting, light festivals, and more.

Please join the event and take the opportunity to connect with other important stakeholders and promote your innovative projects in the field of urban lighting.

LUCI is an international network of cities and lighting professionals committed to using light as a major tool for sustainable urban, social and economic development.

More information, including the program can be found on the event’s official website here: http://www.luciassociation.org/seoul-welcome/

2016 Capacity Building Seoul Program: Building Leaders in Urban Transport Planning (LUTP) October 9th –15th, 2016 Somerset Palace Seoul, Korea

The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI) is hosting the Leaders in Urban Transport Planning (LUTP) 2016 Seoul in association with the World Bank and Seoul Metropolitan Government on October 9th-15th, 2016. The objective of the program is to help build capacity for holistic and comprehensive planning at leadership levels.

This workshop will take place in Seoul and cover important issues for urban transport leaders such as integrated transport planning, ICT in transportation, PPP, and other key challenges.

You will have opportunities to participate in presentations, group discussions, site visits to Korea’s cutting-edge transport related institutions, and networking luncheons/dinners. For more detailed schedule, please go to http://english.koti.re.kr/lutp2016/schedule.asp

There is a fee of US $3,500 for the program. This fee will cover the cost of the training including the cost of hotel and local transport. Participants will be expected to bear their own roundtrip airfare to Seoul and back.

 

Apply by completing this form and submit to KOTI LUTP Secretariat by email at LUTP@koti.re.kr

Call for applications for the city.people.light award 2016

Does your city have a recent urban lighting project in the past two years? Lighting Urban Community International Association and Philips Lighting announced the 14the edition of the city. people.light award. It’s a great opportunity to promote your city’s excellence in the field of urban lighting throughout the global community.

Created in 2003 by Philips and LUCI, the city.people.light award recognizes urban lighting projects that attempt to re​-humanize the urban environment through the medium of light. It rewards urban lighting projects that best show how to integrate today’s city  challenges of urban living and the notions of ‘city’, ‘people’ and ‘light’ in a coherent lighting strategy.

​ ​The top three projects will be announced at the city.people.light award ceremony during the LUCI Annual General Meeting 2016 in Seoul​, Korea, with a prize of €10​,000 (approximately $11,300) for the winning project.

​ ​The contest is open to urban lighting projects that have been completed less than two years prior to entry in the contest.

How can you participate in the contest? We invite you to fill the template online (HERE) with the following information:

  1. A description of the urban lighting project
  2. Objectives of the lighting designer, urban planner or (landscape) architect in this project
  3. The people involved in the project and products used
  4. What is the contribution of the urban lighting project for the city and its citizens
  5. Budget spent on this lighting project and budget reserved for further development
  6. Installation date
  7. Daytime and nighttime pictures

Your project (it can be a single building or a lighting master plan transforming the entire city) has a chance to win if it fulfills the following criteria:

  • The lighting project must be a permanent installation and accessible to all people, temporary light festivals or illuminations are excluded from the contest.
  • The contest is open to urban lighting projects that were completed less than two years prior to entry in the contest.
  • The project is intended to improve livability in the city by applying innovative design and / or technology.
  • The installation is intended to provide both the city and its citizens with short and long term benefits.

 

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR URBAN LIGHTING PROJECT BEFORE 5 SEPTEMBER 2016.
In case of questions or queries, please send an email to city.people.light@philips.com.
You can find more information on the examples of last year’s winners HERE.

Smart Cities Conference in Incheon, South Korea

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October 24th – 26th,  2016 | South Korea

The conference will discuss the latest trends and technologies in Smart Cities, Governance, Mobility and Urban Design & Development sector and strategic use of new and high-tech ICT-based solutions to connect the citizens and technologies to build a common platform.

On the third day, attendees will also visit give sites in Songdo International Business District, a new smart city built from scratch.

View the event page here or you can contact Sharon Chew at SharonC@marcusevanskl.com or call +603 2723 6757 for more information.

XVII International Walk21 Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities

 

Hong Kong has a side that isn’t as famous as its neon signs, dim sum or iconic red taxis. Come and learn about how Hong Kong is leading the charge to become one of Asia’s most walkable cities and what this means to both you and the society in which you live.

CityNet partner invites you to join Walk21 Hong Kong, the 17th annual Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities, to be held for the first time in Asia on October 3rd-7th, 2016. Delegates registering through CityNet can get a five-day conference pass for just US$ 480 – saving a huge 48% off listed prices  by quoting the “guest code” ACC001 when registering!

Walk21 Hong Kong is an international conference co-sponsored by Walk21 – a global leader in championing walking, and Civic Exchange – a renowned Asian public policy Think Tank. Experience how “pedestrian-first” environments promote economic growth, social inclusion and health and wellbeing. Learn about emerging trends, build networks and have an impact on local policy agendas.

Join over 500 delegates and an international selection of world-class speakers and have a say in the walkability of your city alongside city mayors, industry specialists, chief executives, civil society organisations and leading academics.

Register by 15 August for an early bird discount and be a part of the discussion! For more information: http://walk21hk.com/

 

Walk21 Hong Kong registration

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