Vision and roadmap urban lighting Eindhoven 2030
Research results - July 2014
by Elke den Ouden & Rianne Valkenburg
Cities are faced with new challenges due to the constant emergence of new technologies for urban lighting and smart cities on the one hand, and limited availability of resources on the other. The City of Eindhoven has chosen to commission a project by the Intelligent Lighting Institute of Eindhoven University of Technology to create a vision and roadmap for urban lighting towards 2030. The resulting roadmap will be used to support short-term investment decisions for urban lighting that will enable further developments in the future.
This report describes the results of the research project that was conducted as part of the INTERREG IVC PLUS project. First of all, the current situation and the ambition level of the municipality were analysed. Then, with the help of the Future Telling research method, the main drivers for change with respect to ‘liveable cities’ were identified and translated into a desired scenario for Eindhoven in 2030. To realise this future scenario, a roadmap was made to plot the possible technological developments and required organisational changes together with the corresponding timeline. The insights gained into developments in societal, technological and organisational aspects have led to an innovation plan describing the concrete steps that can be taken in public-private collaboration to achieve the desired future of Eindhoven in 2030.
LightHouse is founded to disclose the knowledge on smart lighting and smart cities of the Eindhoven University of Technology for Society. LightHouse is originally founded as part of the Intelligent Lighting Institute (ILI) and has close ties to the research programs related to smart urban lighting. LightHouse has extended its scope to smart city solutions with the foundation of the Data Science Centre Eindhoven (DSCe). LightHouse executes knowledge intensive projects starting from needs or questions from society and organisations as part of the valorisation activities of TU/e Innovation Lab, where it also holds office. We apply the knowledge, methods and designs from the different departments of the university in practical applications and viable, sustainable lighting and smart city solutions. We co-create solutions with cities as well as multinationals and small companies and start-ups. We add value to the TU/e by bringing in best practices and societal needs to inspire new research
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