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Dynamics of the urban lightscape

Gregory Dobler, Masoud Ghandehari, Steven E. Koonin, Rouzbeh Nazari, Aristides Patrinos, Mohit S. Sharma, Arya Tafvizi, Huy T. Vo, Jonathan S. Wurtele
2015 Information Systems  
Here we quantify the dynamics of an urban lightscape through the novel modality of persistent synoptic observations from an urban vantage point.  ...  The manifest importance of cities and the advent of novel data about them are stimulating interest in both basic and applied "urban science" (Bettencourt et al., 2007 [4]; Bettencourt, 2013 [3]).  ...  Acknowledgments This work was partially supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant # 2013-10-37.  ... 
doi:10.1016/ fatcat:6yoxit6ht5bp3nmhlwvdtyukpm

Study on evaluation of lightscape under forests in urban parks

Xinchen Hong, Xiaojia Nie, Zhongwei Dai, Siren Lan
2019 IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environment  
In order to explore the evaluation system of lights cape under forest in the urban park, an evaluation system of lights cape under forest in the urban park was constructed, which was composed of physical  ...  of illumination uniformity is higher than other evaluation indexes. 3)The important indicators and sub-important indicators that affect the evaluation of lights cape under forest in the urban park are  ...  the Social Science Foundation of Fujian, China (grant number FJ2018B087 and FJ2016C043).  ... 
doi:10.1088/1755-1315/300/3/032038 fatcat:lcy2drl425bbpeb2pj7vrl4m4q

Temporal Profiles of Urban Lighting: Proposal for a research design and first results from three sites in Berlin

Josiane Maria Meier
2018 International Journal of Sustainable Lighting  
This paper presents and experimentally applies a research design for studying the temporal dimension of outdoor artificial illumination in complex lightscapes such as those of urban centres.  ...  This allows for pinpointing similarities and differences among the dynamics of different places, nights or categories of lighting.  ...  Acknowledgements I would like to thank Dietrich Henckel for the many inspiring discussions on the temporality of cities and lighting which led to this work, Philipp Elgert and Franziska Ottrembka for recording  ... 
doi:10.26607/ijsl.v19i2.82 fatcat:mqo57t2tcvdtniungnxfxuiz34

The Effect of Soundscapes and Lightscapes on the Perception of Safety and Social Presence Analyzed in a Laboratory Experiment

Cristina Calleri, Arianna Astolfi, Anna Pellegrino, Francesco Aletta, Louena Shtrepi, Elena Bo, Martina Di Stefano, Paola Orecchia
2019 Sustainability  
A two-way repeated measures ANOVA analysis was conducted to assess the effect of modifications of both the soundscape and lightscape on the two components.  ...  The present study evaluates the effect of soundscape and lightscape variations on the perceived safety and perceived social presence in a pedestrian area through laboratory experiments.  ...  In order to allow for the evaluation of both aspects and to assess the combination of different possible soundscape and lightscape scenarios on the same urban environment, laboratory tests on simulated  ... 
doi:10.3390/su11113000 fatcat:q36p6lijf5fxbfnynfldxnxeni

Planning long-term management for historic cities. The rock integrated and sustainable management plan

Andrea Boeri, Danila Longo, Chiara Mariotti, Rossella Roversi
2019 International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics  
Thus, this paper will focus on the genesis, construction and implementation of the ROCK Integrated Management Plan (IMP) as vital toolkit for developing, over time, sustainable urban procedures in the  ...  capable of ensuring streams of long-lasting structured actions after the end of the project.  ...  dynamics, strongly rooted in each urban local context.  ... 
doi:10.2495/dne-v14-n4-311-322 fatcat:dqm4rytcrvbetixpht3uadihr4

Illuminating Shanghai: Light, Heritage, Power

Karolina Pawlik, USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry
2020 Polish Political Science Yearbook  
It forms a preliminary attempt to depict what the author argues should be perceived and studied as the engineering of a new propaganda medium which intersects with urban space governance.  ...  The implications of this project are discussed in the context of the threats and opportunities for Shanghai in terms of maintaining the city's unique character and meaning coming from its own history and  ...  As a result of profound changes brought by modernity and associated artistic imagery generated over the years, the urban lightscape of Shanghai early on became closely associated with freedom, individualism  ... 
doi:10.15804/ppsy2020304 fatcat:bseofk6pnfc3rmvjb235zhmxrm

Light bodies

Susanne Seitinger, Daniel M. Taub, Alex S. Taylor
2010 Proceedings of the fourth international conference on Tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction - TEI '10  
The motivation to build these devices is grounded in a historical reinterpretation of street lighting.  ...  Using this as our starting point, we asked how we might engage people in more actively shaping the lightscapes which surround them.  ...  We would also like to thank Eberhard Papesch of the Wiener Musikfreunde Orchestra and Martin Atzwanger of the Technical University, Vienna.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1709886.1709908 dblp:conf/tei/SeitingerTT10 fatcat:l2sgakcyojb4jjcy74exqknr7i

Hypertemporal Imaging of NYC Grid Dynamics

Federica B. Bianco, Steven E. Koonin, Charlie Mydlarz, Mohit S. Sharma
2016 Proceedings of the 3rd ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments - BuildSys '16  
Hypertemporal visible imaging of an urban lightscape can reveal the phase of the electrical grid granular to individual housing units.  ...  We demonstrate the concept by observing the 120 Hz flicker of lights across a NYC skyline.  ...  Acknowledgements: This work made use of Python modules including Matplotlib, NumPy, scikit-learn, SciPy, and PythonImageLibrary.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2993422.2993570 dblp:conf/sensys/BiancoKMS16 fatcat:ylugwwdg5rghjos4qb2x32kwti

Rethinking our interactions with light

Andrés Lucero, Jon Mason, Alexander Wiethoff, Bernt Meerbeek, Henrika Pihlajaniemi, Dzmitry Aliakseyeu
2016 Interactions  
The tunnel activates the moment you walk in, sensing your presence and dynamically presenting differentcolored light patterns.  ...  Offices, schools, urban environments, crowd control? Can one simply refuse to be inf luenced by light? The omnipresence of light in shared spaces leads to questions of multi-user interaction.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3003334 fatcat:v3tvtqpkp5fkxcaba2t5ou32o4

Artificial Lighting at Night in Estuaries—Implications from Individuals to Ecosystems

Martha J. Zapata, S. Mažeika P. Sullivan, Suzanne M. Gray
2018 Estuaries and Coasts  
Here, we review the state of the science relative to the impacts of ALAN on estuaries, which is an important step in assessing the long-term sustainability of coastal regions.  ...  We first consider how multiple properties of ALAN (e.g., intensity and spectral content) influence the interaction between physiology and behavior of individual estuarine biota (drawing from studies on  ...  Acknowledgements We extend our thanks to anonymous reviewers for their careful critiques of earlier versions of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12237-018-0479-3 fatcat:akvn4uhkjrc6xkr77annsorrea

Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing of Nighttime Light Observations: Advances, Challenges, and Perspectives

Zhao, Zhou, Li, Cao, He, Yu, Li, Elvidge, Cheng, Zhou
2019 Remote Sensing  
Nighttime light observations from remote sensing provide us with a timely and spatially explicit measure of human activities, and therefore enable a host of applications such as tracking urbanization and  ...  This paper reviews the advances of nighttime light sensors and products and examines the contributions of nighttime light remote sensing to perceiving the changing world from two aspects (i.e., human activities  ...  Moreover, field data, acquired through site-specific analyses, is another way to investigate the unusual dynamics of lightscape and help reveal their drivers.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11171971 fatcat:64s6yglynvhwjiwcihvltoe5ym

Monitoring hourly night-time light by an unmanned aerial vehicle and its implications to satellite remote sensing

Xi Li, Noam Levin, Jinlong Xie, Deren Li
2020 Remote Sensing of Environment  
Acknowledgement This research was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China under grant no. 41771386.  ...  Remote Sensing of Environment 247 (2020) 111942 increasing by 2.3%. However, for each of the urban functions, the dynamics of changes in night-time light varied .  ...  monitoring of the lightscape of New York was conducted with a hyperspectral imager which was placed on the top of a tall building (Baur et al., 2018) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2020.111942 fatcat:4dll67vogrd43cayhoh65nkqwu

State of the art in lighting simulation for building science: a literature review

Carlos E. Ochoa, Myriam B.C. Aries, Jan L.M. Hensen
2012 Journal of Building Performance Simulation, Taylor & Francis  
State of the art in lighting simulation for building science : a literature review. This paper examines the current state of the art in lighting simulation related to building science research.  ...  Works are grouped using the main aspects of a program (input, modelling, and output).  ...  Shading , determines proportions of urban squares or atriums for adequate solar insolation and best positions for urban greenery.  ... 
doi:10.1080/19401493.2011.558211 fatcat:vxlav4qwqjespdrcpmhcurbqba

Research on the Urban Landscape Design based on Digital Multimedia Technology and Virtual Simulation

Jingjing Jiao, Hongxiu Liu, Nuo Zhang
2016 International Journal of Smart Home  
In this paper, we analyze the application of digital multimedia technology and virtual simulation in urban landscape design.  ...  In addition, the digital multimedia technology not only brings the technical support to the urban landscape design, but also reflects its value in the aspect of appearance, color and so on.  ...  Acknowledgement This paper is supported by Social Science Development Research topic livelihood research special of Hebei province: A study of new media art in the perspective of public space on the urban  ... 
doi:10.14257/ijsh.2016.10.9.13 fatcat:jgwedzz4abdrxjggfqekyvrxji

The Effectiveness of Light Shelf in Tropical Urban Context

Floriberta Binarti, Sinta Dewi
2016 Environmental and Climate Technologies  
of light shelf on the certain floor levels and aspect ratio of the urban context.  ...  In dense urban context, these advantages and disadvantages might vary regarding the context and position of the fenestration.  ...  Under clear sky conditions, daylighting performance of light shelf depends on the dynamic movement of solar position.  ... 
doi:10.1515/rtuect-2016-0012 fatcat:3k74ehu52vfxbhcuars3qnyiea
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