Annukka Larsen/FI

Work-in-progress reports from Jyväskylä/FI

22. October, 2019

Together with Elisa Hillgen

The speakers will dive deep into the roots of a successful large-scale urban lighting strategy. Jyväskylä is the only city in Finland to have a lighting coordinator to guide the lighting process from the concept phase to the maintenance of the realised urban lighting. Over the years many tests and lighting trials have been undertaken to help citizens and municipal decision-makers understand the value of purposefully designed lighting.

Annukka Larsen/FI, City of Jyväskylä

Annukka Larsen has been working as an architectural lighting designer and an educator in the field since 2000. Ten years as the lighting coordinator of the City of Jyväskylä gave her insight as to how lighting is best integrated into the urban planning, from zoning to implementation phase, and what issues need to be considered regarding maintenance. The City of Light event in Jyväskylä is a prestigious and award-winning urban development project that benefits residents, tour operators and businesses alike.