SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, October 29, 2020 – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it will host the “2020 LUCI Asia Urban Lighting Workshop” together with the Lighting Urban Community International (LUCI).
The workshop will take place online for two days from November 2 to 3 at SEOUL ON, a studio dedicated to video conferences. Asia’s government officials and experts in urban lighting are expected to attend the event.
Created in 2002 at the initiative of the City of Lyon, LUCI is the international network of cities on urban lighting. Seoul joined LUCI in 2007 and has served as the President City since 2018. Seoul is also the home to LUCI Regional Office for Asia (LROA). The Asia Urban Lighting Workshop has been held annually since 2017, and Seoul plays a leading role in Asia’s urban lighting initiative.
Due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19, this year’s workshop will take place online for the first time among LUCI’s events. In addition to Asian countries, including Korea, China, Japan, India, and Singapore, European nations, such as France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Hungary, are expected to attend this year’s workshop. A total of 290 government officials and experts from 54 cities in 30 countries will share and discuss each city’s outstanding urban lighting policies and cases.
Under the theme of “The Role of Urban Lighting in the New Normal Era and Smart Lighting in Asia,” the “2020 LUCI Asia Urban Lighting Workshop” will feature lighting experts’ presentations and lectures on future directions of urban lighting in a changing environment caused by the pandemic.
In order to enhance the participants’ concentration level and overcome spatial limitations since the workshop is held online, Seoul will play video clips between programs. The video clips include participating cities’ promotional videos and Seoul’s Top 50 night views.
Any individual or group interested is allowed to view the workshop in real-time if they make online registration in advance. Up to 200 people can enter the video chatting program and others can view it on YouTube. The video clips will be available in Korean and English.
Lee Jeong-Hwa, Director-General of Urban Planning Bureau at the Seoul Metropolitan Government, said, “Beyond the existing function to light up the city, urban lighting in the New Normal age should play a more active role in giving a boost to the city in order to increase the quality of citizens’ lives and to raise the city’s competitiveness at the same time.” She added, “This workshop will help expand the network between Asian cities. Based on that, it will contribute to leading co-development of urban lighting in Asian region.”
Online registration can be made at www.asiaurbanlighting.org. For more information, please contact the Secretariat of 2020 LUCI Asia Urban Lighting Workshop (+82-70-7732-6633 / firstname.lastname@example.org).