Belfast City Council launches “Luminous City”


Belfast City Council has launched “Luminous City – a lighting strategy for Belfast” which aims to develop a well-designed, coordinated and coherent approach to Belfast’s lighting, so that lighting design becomes an intrinsic part of urban planning and is understood as a critical material in the city’s work to enhance spaces and create ‘places’.

The report recognises that responsibility for lighting is diffuse in Northern Ireland, with Department for Communities, Department for Infrastructure, Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Belfast City Council all having a role.

The strategy considers case studies from Coventry, Liverpool, Glasgow, Derry~Londonderry and London and discusses the learnings from pilot projects in Belfast in Castle Arcade, Royal Avenue and Castle Street.

The full report is available here.