Salt Lake City Lighting Masterplan

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Master Planning & Smart Cities


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City of Salt Lake

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Salt Lake City, UT

Safety | Character | Responsibility | Equity

Street and pedestrian lighting plays a key role in how people experience cities at night. Lighting creates a sense of place and identity for neighborhoods and districts throughout the city. Salt Lake City has a rich history of decorative street lighting that enhances the character of the city. Yet, street and pedestrian lighting can also adversely affect residents and wildlife habitat with glare and light trespass.

Clanton & Associates developed the Street Lighting Master Plan for Salt Lake City in collaboration with GSBS Architects that enhances the human experience while protecting human and environmental health. Working closely with Salt Lake City Public Utilities, we engaged citizens, city departments and stakeholders to determine the Guideposts for this master plan to balance the priorities of the community as we developed our street and pedestrian lighting strategies.

Guideposts: Safety | Character | Responsibility | Equity

This Street Lighting Master Plan provides actionable guidance that addresses each of these Guideposts with lighting strategies that are appropriate for the street typology and adjacent land use in each area of the city. These lighting strategies include appropriate light levels, spectrum/color of light, glare control, reducing light trespass and light pollution, adaptive dimming controls, historic or contemporary character, and prioritizing funding for underserved communities.

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Masterplanning & Smart Cities


Clanton & Associates has developed street and pedestrian lighting master plans, lighting criteria, tours, pilot demonstrations, surveys, lighting measurements, and lighting research projects. Our extensive experience in creating street lighting master plans and guidelines for cities, assists our clients in making informed decisions regarding street lighting design to plan for the future of smart cities.