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City under Microscope

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On the 18th and 19th March, Stavanger will host the annual light conference City under Microscope. The conference is organized in collaboration with LUCI.

Registration is open.

Stavanger was supposed to be the host city in 2020, but last year's conference was postponed due to coronary pandemic. This year's conference will be digital.


The conference is a collaboration between the City of Stavanger and LUCI. LUCI is a network that facilitates sharing of experiences with outdoor lighting to find good solutions to challenges that cities around the world face.

The conference will also address topics such as smart technology and lighting in a Nordic context. Among other things, the speakers will talk about how to use light to motivate the inhabitants to be outdoors during the winter when it is dark most of the day.

Stavanger received the Norwegian light award in 2020. How Stavanger worked with the plan will be highlighted during the conference.

St. Petri med ny belysning. Kirken får nytt lys i november.
Slik kan St. Petri kirke se ut med ny belysning.

Lighting has a negative effect on biological diversity, and the conference will look at how to take care of it in the best possible way, while at the same time facilitating good lighting for the inhabitants of the municipality.


Mayor Kari Nessa Nordtun will open the conference before moderator Kristin Kalgraff from the energy company Lyse leads us through contributions from, among others:

Gunnar Crawford, smart city manager in Stavanger municipality and Trond Thorbjørnsen, senior business developer at Lyse - how Stavanger joins forces with residents and businesses to create a new and smarter city.

Nevena Kovacevic, lighting designer at Zenisk - will speak about the lightning plan for Stavanger city center

Tina Aksnes, architect - how do we use winter lighting as a methodology and tool in a co-creation process

Arne Follestad, researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Natural History - how artificial lighting affects biological diversity and human health

This is just a small selection of those who participate. To see the entire program, see LUCI's website


Registration is done on LUCI's website