Lighting Planning for a Resilient Urban Environment:
Visual Comfort and Well-being in the City During the Night
Dr. Rebeka Vital, Ever Vital Design - Architectural Lighting
March 14, 2022
9:00AM - 10:00AM EDT
This lecture presents a historical review of urban lighting, in order to understand the complexity of artificial lighting conditions of todays cities. In an effort to define guidelines for sustainable lighting strategies for resilient cities, this lecture outlines the main points that need to be taken into consideration when planning lighting in an urban environment. Looking closely at the introduction of LED sources, the topics discussed include technical aspects like energy efficiency, glare, color temperature uniformity, use of color, as well as aesthetic and psychological aspects like use of decorative lighting, focusing attention, creating an atmosphere, introducing dynamic lighting.
- Defining guidelines for sustainable lighting strategies for resilient and healthy urban environments
- Understanding the complexity of artificial lighting conditions of today’s cities
- Understanding the advantages of the use of LED sources for urban lighting and their specialized used when planning lighting
- Recognizing sustainable aspects in urban lighting planning that aim for the well-being of the city-dwellers.
Dr. Rebeka Vital
Ever Vital Design - Architectural Lighting
Dr. Rebeka Vital is an experienced senior lecturer at Shenkar school of Design, where she teaches for accredited degrees in Interior, Building and Environment Design, as well as leading innovative research in two main fields: lighting and cultural heritage. Dr. Vital heads her own lighting consulting firm with the principal work of lighting consulting in domestic, commercial, and public projects, both domestically and internationally. The projects span from retrofit to new construction with emphasis on current green building standards.
Dr. Vital has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, specialized in lighting and acoustics during her studies for her master’s degree in Building Science in the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). At UCLA she was involved in research on digital reconstruction of historical buildings at the Experiential Technology Center.