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The many facets of the urban night time

Abstract : The urban nighttime, as we just saw, has multiple dimensions. Leading policy-makers, lighting professionals and researchers from around the world talk to Cities & Lighting on their view of the nighttime in cities – its essence, its challenges, and its future.Nighttime is a caricature of daytime in that everything seems to be intensified. The night reveals people and has a lot of things to say to daytime and to tomorrow. A space and time that has been neglected for a long time, now under pressure, taken over by daytime activities, nighttime is rebuilding itself, for better or worse. Thinking about the city at night with these contradictions and paradoxes can help us to “experience” a complex world in which the answers can no longer be caricatured. It has always been a time and space for creativity where artists, designers and agitators come to seek refuge or inspiration from their nocturnal muses.
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Luc Gwiazdzinski. The many facets of the urban night time. Cities and Lighting, Luci association 2018, p.23. ⟨halshs-01985765⟩



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