Lund leads the workpackage with the objective to assess pedestrians’ experience of paths through urban green spaces under different outdoor lighting conditions. Lund aims to provide further knowledge regarding what constitutes adequate lighting of urban green spaces for people considering the balance between lit and dark places as well as the configuration of the light in relation to the surrounding greenery, both when covered and uncovered by snow.
In work package 1, we aim to understand how people experience walking paths in urban green areas under different lighting conditions. What is the experience of walking along a path in green areas during the daytime when it is bright outdoors? What are the similarities and differences between walking after the sun has set and we are dependent on electric light?
We are especially concerned with the environmental features that capture people's attention during daylight as compared to different designs of electric light. We are also interested in how people relate to nature and the feelings they get from spending time there.
In our field studies in Uppsala, Sweden and Ålesund, Norway we together with the municipalities invite people who live close to urban green areas to take a short walk, answer some questions, and talk to us about their experiences. The goal is to together with our NorDark colleagues develop electric light that can support people's needs suitable for urban green spaces.