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Description: This project will reduce the carbon emissions of public lighting by reducing either the amount, or the intensity, of street lighting. The CRiS research group carried out an international literature review concerning the impact of reduced street lighting on crime, fear of crime, and road safety. The findings were used to inform local and regional policy makers when developing recommendations for preparing, installing, and evaluating local lighting reduction projects. The participation of citizens was regarded as a crucial element to the public acceptance of the reductions in public lighting.

Coordinator: Avans University of Applied Sciences

CRiS' role: Literature review  

Researchers (from CRiS): Lucas MELGAçO (Supervisor), Pia StruyfEls EnhusTom Bauwens

Other PartersUniversity of Portsmouth Higher Education Corporation, Municipality of Etten-Leur, Suffolk County Council, Metropole of Amiens, City of Bruges, West Flanders Intermunicipal Association, IGEMO, Province of West Flanders

FundingInterreg 2 Seas 2014-2020, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Province of Noord- Brabant

Duration01/01/2018 - 30/06/2021 (CRis' 1/09/2018 – 31/12/2018)