Meeting/Event Information

Intelligent Street Lighting enables Smart Urban Environments

November 27, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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75 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116

Intelligent street and campus lighting with network controls are recognized by urban space planners as a first step toward the development of a smart responsive urban environment. Intelligent street lighting increases the energy efficiency of a city or campus, while reducing energy costs, carbon emissions, and maintenance costs.  Intelligent lighting can also provide the backbone for a host of other environmental apps including: public safety, traffic management, smart parking, environmental monitoring, and extended Wi-Fi and cellular communications.  These software and service enabled opportunities are being integrated into intelligent street lighting infrastructure. 
The future is bright.



A facilitated panel discussion with Smart City & Intelligent Lighting thought leaders:

  • Susanne Seitinger, PhD, Director of Public Sector Marketing, Signify

Director of Public Sector Marketing for Signify (formerly known as Philips Lighting), Susanne has works in the R&D and Innovation teams.   Her background includes a doctorate degree from the MIT Media Lab working in the Smart Cities group.

  • John Spring, Principal Program Manager, Enterprise Tech & Platform, National Grid

John Spring has managed the National Grid partnership with the city of Schenectady, NY to look at opportunities to deploy and evaluate an advanced street lighting platform, which will animate the market for smart-city technologies and services.

  • Bob Karlicek, Director, PhD, Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Robert F. Karlicek, Jr. is the Director of the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a program exploring advanced applications for next generation solid state lighting systems that enable connected and intelligent urban environments.


Learning Objectives

Attendees will learn:

  1. The emerging capabilities of intelligent street lighting with network controls
  2. How smart street lighting enables data acquisition to improve civic engagement
  3. Case studies that show how today cities are enabling the Smart Lighting infrastructure and software to add greater value to their urban environments.
  4. How smart cities & smart campuses can improve safety, beautify public spaces, and engage with citizens to encourage civic pride, along with greater civic convenience.


$20.00 Member Ticket

$35.00 Non-Member Ticket

$15.00 Student Ticket