Lighting and ecology: What impact is artificial lighting having on the environment?

February 28th, 2022|

When planning, designing and procuring new lighting for the public realm, we think about price, energy usage, ambience and style. Is the environmental impact on your checklist? Are your lighting choices informed by the negative effect that the scheme could have on the plants, trees, birds and insects that populate the space?

Improving our Urban Spaces, Creating happier and healthier communities and mitigating climate change – Q&A with Richard Cocker

January 21st, 2022|

We caught up with our Special Projects Consultant, Richard Cocker, who has more than 20 years’ experience creating outdoor spaces – from private gardens to public playgrounds – to find out where his inspiration comes from, what it takes to create exceptional public outdoor spaces, and how things are changing in the world of urban landscape design.

Barcelona: an inspiration for urban design

December 2nd, 2021|

Urbidermis-Santa&Cole is a publisher of urban elements, furniture, lighting and micro-architecture, based in Parc de Belloch, 30km north of Barcelona. Over the last 30 years, the company has spread its design and urban philosophy around the world, taking its involvement in the transformation of Barcelona as an example. They worked together with the architects responsible for the various city projects and the Olympic Games in the great urban transformation of Barcelona.


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