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Light, Urban Design’s Best Friend

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A simple but effective transformation in the urban environment. Here’s London’s Southwark Bridge under lit by a changing array of LEDs. Other bridges and overpasses throughout the city have been transformed by lighting interventions that can and do change the perception of a space that once screamed dark and dangerous.

Sometimes it’s not the quantity of light but the quality of light.

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This is an LED sidewalk on Tooley Street near London Bridge Station.

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