On a nighttime stroll or drive in your community, have you noticed lighting choices that affect:
- This event has passed.
Community Friendly Lighting in our Downtowns and Developments Webinar
January 27, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Your safety as a pedestrian?
Improved visibility without sacrificing visual comfort?
Glare on roads and vehicles?
Nighttime wildlife habitat?
Our ability to see the stars?
This webinar will begin with the fundamentals and introduce new lighting technology and new approaches to using lighting as a tool within our communities. Bob Parks, founder of Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance, will lead the discussion.
Since founding the Virginia Outdoor Lighting Taskforce in 1999, Mr. Parks has worked with communities throughout Virginia, training decision makers and helping to develop zoning ordinances on community friendly lighting standards. In addition, he has worked to educate lawmakers and build support for legislation to improve the quality of outdoor lighting in Virginia.
This webinar is open to local planning staff and is registered with Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) for 1 credit under the AICP’s Certification Maintenance (CM) program. Interested community members are also welcome to attend.
Post Webinar Opportunities
Following the January webinar, we will host a series of Covid-safe evening walking tours in late February/early March with Mr. Parks. The walking tours will be a great opportunity to experience the concepts covered in the webinar.
Additionally, for interested staff or citizens, there will be the option of scheduling a consult with Mr. Parks to discuss further local lighting ordinances or receive input on a specific lighting concern or project.