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A pioneering authority in the mix of urban lighting, public art, and city infrastructure, Leni vividly shares her deep understanding of light and dark in daily life inspiring audiences to reflect on nighttime neighborhoods as creative spaces.

"I highly recommend Leni as a public speaker to wake up an audience to consider new ideas for the future.”

— Elisa Hillgen,
Lighting Coordinator,
City of Jyväskylä, Finland




reSite: Nighttime for the 24-hour city

Leni discusses the role of lighting design to create a 24-hour city, aiming to utilize lighting design to activate after-hours urban spaces, where people in public feel safe and included.

Monocle 24The Urbanist
00:00 / 32:07

Monocle Radio Podcast: The Urbanist 

The night accounts for half of our days, yet most cities fail to implement plans or infrastructure to make better use of the nighttime at all. Leni focuses on what happens after the sun sets and how to use the city’s darkened hours better.

"I recommend Leni’s vivacious 

presentation to those who are seeking innovative approaches to their after-dark districts."

— Randall White
Founder and President of the Board, 24HourDallas

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