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NUDA is a non-profit organisation which aims to gather qualified urban designers from the Nordic countries as members for the purpose of stronger promoting urban design as a necessity within city planning.

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Nuda articles
Frontpage: URBAN DESIGN PROCESS 2012
Frontpage: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Frontpage: NUDA STUDENT SUMMIT 2012
Projects: ...THIS SUMMER SCHOOL
Check out: URBAN DESIGN AWARDS
Frontpage: NUDA STUDENT SUMMIT 2012
Check out: HĹLLBAR STAD
Check out: CULBURB, Shaping Cities - Prague
Frontpage: NUDA STUDENT SUMMIT 2012
Projects: ...THIS CONFERENCE
Check out: Innovation and Creativity of Women
Projects: ...THIS ONLINE MAGAZINE
Projects: ...THIS LIGHT CONFERENCE
Check out: Sandefjord Byforum Ressurs
Projects: ... INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
Projects: ... THIS OUT
Projects: ... THIS PROJECT
Check out: LEARNING FROM BERGEN
Projects: ... THIS STUDENT PROJECT
Projects: ... THIS PROJECT
Projects: ... CYMBIOCITY
Check out: MISTRA URBAN FUTURES
Projects: ... THIS COMPETITION
News: IISD
Check out: SUSTAINABLE CITIES STOCKHOLM
Projects: ...THIS CAMPAIGN
News: Bluespace: a typological matrix for port cities
Projects: ... THE IFME 2012 IN HELSINKI
News: A THEORY ABOUT THE CITY AS OBJECT
Projects: ...THIS AWARD POSSIBILITY
News: WHAT IS PLACEMAKING?
Projects: ...TRAINING WITH GEHL
Projects: ...THIS MASTERS STUDY
Projects: ...THIS COMPETITION
News: THE UPSIDE OF A DOWN ECONOMY
News: WFS2010 SUMMARY REPORT
Projects: ...THE WINNERS
News: America's Health Threat: Poor Urban Design
Projects: ... THIS URBAN DESIGN AWARD
Projects: ...THIS PROJECT
Projects: ...THIS COMPETITION INVITE
News: ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN FOR CRIME REDUCTION
Projects: ...THIS AUTHOR
Check out: Changes for the future of NUDA
Frontpage: URBAN DESIGN STUDENTS - LOOK HERE!
Check out: Moa Sundberg, Chairman of NUDA Student Board
Projects: ...THIS CONFERENCE
Projects: ...THIS INITIATIVE
Projects: ...THIS CONFERENCE
Frontpage: NEW YEAR 2012
Frontpage: MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011
Frontpage: COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Frontpage: Competition Announcement 7th December
Projects: Submission closed 15th October
Projects: NUDA on Facebook
Projects: Density, What´s to learn about that.
Check out: LED in Space
Check out: PLDC Conference, Madrid
Frontpage: URBAN LIGHT SUMMIT 2011
Check out: CREATIVE DESIGN WORKSHOP
Frontpage: NORDIC URBAN LIGHT DESIGN COMPETITION 2011
Frontpage: NORDIC URBAN LIGHT DESIGN COMPETITION
Frontpage: Liveable Cities Tour 2011
News: PHILIPS GOES INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH NUDA
News: NUDA redefines itself
Projects: NUDA SPONSOR
Frontpage: REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Check out: CONFERENCE 1st April, Bergen
News: PLACEMAKING NEWS
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Check out: DESIGNS FOR OUR FUTURE
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Check out: 3rd Nordic Passive House Conference
Projects: Hong Kong Waterfront
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Frontpage: WFS2010 SUMMARY REPORT
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Projects: LÉVA Urban Design AS
News: Tracing the Influence of urban design and the CIAM architects
Check out: Routes, Roads & Landscapes
News: When Urban Design is of national importance!
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News: Submission deadline for the Mayor's Urban Design Awards in Calgary
Check out: 09//DRIVING SUSTAINABILITY
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Check out: Eco City Conference 2009
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Check out: Urban Design Group - Annual conference
News: Capacity Check, UK
News: Urban Architect talks the walk in Saskatoon
News: Co-founder and partner in Gehl Architects, Jan Gehl, has received the highest honour from the Danish Arts Foundation, the lifelong grant
News: Big screens in public spaces
Check out: NUDA SUMMER SHCOOL SANDEFJORD 2009
Check out: CITISENSE 2009
Frontpage: Urban branding
News: NUDA SUMMER SCHOOL 2009
News: ARCHIPRIX
Check out: Get Inspired
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Projects: 3RW
Projects: Gehl Architects
Projects: PROJECTS // Feleti Design Consultants
Projects: Gehl Architects
Projects: David Lock Associates
Projects: David Lock Associates
Frontpage: Welcome to NUDA
City Lighting and New Urban Spaces

Global climate change is affecting our everyday lives. Our children and their children to come are the targeted victims – the ones to suffer should we not take immediate action. Nearly 50 per cent of the world’s population lives in cities. The growing urbanisation demands new and more effective methods of achieving sustainable city planning, innovative engineering, and an approach to urban design and place-making that will accommodate the rapid growth. Urban design as a multidisciplinary professional activity plays a key role in facilitating these changes. Until recently climate change, resulting in flooding, higher sea levels and critical changes in global weather, was considered as an external risk, like industrial accidents and plane crashes. Current radical climate change is gradually changing society’s view, redefining what is to be considered as external risk.

“A further increase in flood risks is expected due to the rise in sea level, climate change, and further economic and social development. Technical solutions no longer form the sole answer to this increase. The flood defences in the Netherlands have been designed to safely withstand high water tables and waves under extreme conditions. It is generally accepted that these conditions will become more extreme because of climate change, and that dikes will have to withstand even higher water tables and wave loads.”

Dutch Dikes and Risk Hikes
Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

Sustainable city development is more vital than ever, to ensure that technology can be used to manage climate changes in order to avoid further catastrophic damage. The megacity described in sci-fi stories maybe not be so far from a reality, if we consider the rate of urbanisation and the resulting pollution, and higher energy use. The discussion of climate issues must go hand in hand with consideration of how cities can be made beautiful. Politicians should not be expected to handle these issues alone.

Urban designers, planners, architects, geologist, meteorologists and other professionals related to city development and climate change should be recognised as having important roles as facilitators for new ideas, methods and political action.

The following questions can kick off the discussion:
a.     How can we create beautiful cities while still considering climate issues in the planning process?
b.     How can cities become more enjoyable, functional, permeable and innovative, using not only hydrogen-drive vehicles, solar-powered heating and environmentally approved materials, but also new developments in city lighting?

City lighting has an important role in relation to design issues such as readability, permeability, movement, access, crime reduction, economic structure, environmental psychology, infrastructure and safety. Treating city lighting purely as street lighting, as has been done throughout the modern history city development, risks missing opportunities to create great spaces. In the Nordic countries, with their long, dark winters, lighting is crucial for people’s wellbeing and cities’ effective functioning. New technology developed by companies such as Philips addresses the climate issues and accommodates new innovative city lightning with power-reducing technology.

“Solid-state lighting based on LEDs is a revolution in the lighting industry, which offers unique possibilities for city beautification and secures the necessity of attractive lighting of public spaces. LEDs can adapt automatically to light levels and the time of day. They offer a vast array of colours and effects, far beyond the capabilities of conventional lighting. In addition, they are extremely low-maintenance and long-life, and are becoming increasingly energy-efficient. LEDs used in street lighting can last up to 10-15 years in continuous normal use.”

Dexinger, Philips