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How light can contri­bute

The topic of safety in cities is a com­plex one and is often the sub­ject of pas­sio­nate debate. Need­less to say, safety is essen­tial for well-being. On the other hand, a fee­ling of safety and objec­tive danger in public spaces are often miles apart. More ligh­ting can increase the fee­ling of safety but it does not auto­ma­ti­cally have an effect on actual safety. Holis­tic design approaches are requi­red for urban spaces here, which also include ligh­ting plan­ning. For a dyna­mic city, heal­thy social rela­tions and a strong iden­ti­fi­ca­tion factor is the best means of ensu­ring the safety of citi­zens.

Source: How‘s Life? 2017 Mea­su­ring Well Being – © OECD 2017 | OECD – Orga­ni­za­tion for Eco­no­mic Co-ope­ra­tion and Deve­lop­ment

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