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City of Eskilstuna

Eskilstuna is located in the Mälardalen region, with a well-developed infrastructure to several cities, such as Stockholm and Västerås. The city has a long history as an industrial city in the metal processing and manufacturing industries. In a relatively short period of time a more global economy has created new conditions for Eskilstuna, where the industry is reduced.

In search of a new identity the work of creating attractiveness is important. The city grows mainly through densification. Transformation of old industrial buildings, often situated in central locations also provides great opportunities for creating attractive urban spaces.

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City of Hasselt

Hasselt is the capital of Limburg, the easternmost of ten provinces in Belgium. Housing approximately 73.000 inhabitants it’s the 14th largest city of the country. Its eight municipalities and the city center combined Hasselt has an acreage of 102,2 km2. Two major highways, the Albert Canal and several key railways cross or surround the city.

Hasselt is a pocket size city. Thus it encloses all the advantages of a major metro pole, but none of the disadvantages. You can easily discover its highlights on foot or by bike. It may sound a bit pretentious, but Hasselt is actually known as the ‘Capital of Taste’. The city is renowned for its locally brewed gin named ‘jenever’, brown spice ‘speculaas’ biscuits, cozy shopping streets, authentic Japanese Garden …

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City of Tartu

Tartu, with its population of 101,246 in an area of 38.8 square kilometers, is the second largest city of Estonia. Tartu, lying 185 kilometers south of capital of Estonia, Tallinn, is also the centre of Southern Estonia.

The Emajõgi river, which connects the two largest lakes of Estonia, flows for the length of 10 kilometers within the city limits and adds colour to the city. In recent years, Tartu has been actively involved in lighting projects under the European GreenLight Programme.

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City of Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä and its immediate surroundings form one of Finland´s largest centres of growth. With a population of 137,000, Jyväskylä is the seventh largest city in the country. A total of 174,000 people live in the entire Jyväskylä Region.

Jyväskylä is a forerunner in the field of urban lighting, a city whose example is followed both in Finland and abroad. In addition to pursuing energy efficiency and safety, aesthetics are a key concern: good lighting boosts enjoyment and the quality of life of the city’s inhabitants.

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LUCI Association

LUCI (Lighting Urban Community International) is a unique international network bringing together cities and lighting professionals engaged in using light as a major tool for urban, social and economic development, with a concern for sustainability and environmental issues.

Created in 2002, at the behest of the City of Lyon, today LUCI is an organisation of nearly 100 members, comprising around 63 cities covering four continents and 35 associated members.

Taking advantage of its extensive international network of lighting professionals, LUCI is the associated communication partner in the Light in the City project.

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