blockitecture leaderboard

The Future of Urban Lighting

This article showcases six new types of streetlights that reduce energy use in very different ways.

"As objects, streetlights tend to recede into that dull tangle of structures that keep our towns and cities running smoothly. They generally aren't intended to draw any notice. But maybe its time to start appreciating the possibilities."

The designs showcased in the article include an off-the-grid solar-and-wind powered streetlight, lights that sense movement and adjust their intensity accordingly, water-powered lights, and, most ambitiously, a streetlight that mimics a flower, moving to shed the most light.

Thanks to Franny Ritchie

Full Story: The Future of Streetlights: 6 Brilliant New Concepts

Comments

building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25
Red necktie with map of Boston

For dads and grads: tie one on to celebrate your city!

Choose from over 20 styles imprinted with detailed city or transit maps.
$44.95
Woman wearing city map tote bag

City Shoulder Totes - New Cities Added!

Durable CityFabric© shoulder tote bags available from 9 different cities.
$22.00
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!