The improvement of public lighting is an effective and economical way to enhance the attractiveness of urban areas. Many cities in Europe have already recognized this fact and master plans to create entirely new systems of urban lighting. Despite its growing popularity, a typology of urban lighting has not been available until now. Light the Cities is a practical guide to better light on city streets, public squares, and buildings. Drawing on the author's extensive professional experience, it addresses the technical and planning aspects of the task and provides important information on feasibility and ?nancing models. Organized systematically and with a wealth of color illustrations, detail drawings, and implementation plans, it is an indispensable guide to successfully interacting with other planners, government departments, and funders.