Alex Lifschutz panellist on NLA’s City Nights: The Future of Lighting in the City of London

Alex Lifschutz spoke at the event on Tuesday 27th April, making the point that city lighting needs to address its entire urban ecology – not just the people who live and work in London but also its wildlife: birds, bats, insects and the Thames’s aquatic creatures. An initiative by our practice and Speirs + Major, ‘Saving the Night’ calls for a rethink of the lighting of our cities at night – rebalancing over-lit offices to stop disrupting nature, simultaneously, celebrating our cities’ heritage by improving the quality of light on its landmarks.  Cutting energy consumption substantially in the process.