Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to address a project for lighting an old town in Italy. Its originalitylies in the holistic approach that aims to fulfil several objectives. One is to reduce energy consumption byusing efficient lamps and advanced control systems; the second one is to make the network viable and usefulfor many purposes by integrating ICT devices; the third one is to provide a new identity to the older part ofthe city by using new technologies and design concepts; while the last one is to ensure street and pedestriansafety according to codes and standards.Design/methodology/approach – The plan of the city of Bagheria and the stock of luminaires of the cityare analysed. A multidisciplinary approach has been adopted in order to: analyse the existing lightinginfrastructure highlighting critical areas; design a new displacement and select typologies of luminaries ableto provide proper light quality and distribution; propose an aesthetic solution and technical design forrelevant historical building; and to include in the design process the concept of a new multifunctional pole.Together with an analysis of social benefits, an assessment of economic costs and benefits are discussed.Findings – The project allows good energy savings, meets the standard requirements and gives a relevantand strategic improvement in social and environmental management of the city.Originality/value – The work provides an example of integrated design of street lighting infrastructures forurban renovation in old cities in degraded environments.
|Numero di pagine||17|
|Rivista||Management of Environmental Quality|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2017|
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