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Award for Excellent International Activity 2010 to Mr Kari Ström, Deputy City Engineer

Kari Ström has persistently and successfully promoted international relations by utilising the City of Jyväskylä – The City of Light concept, which is one of Jyväskylä’s strategic development projects. Lighting improves safety and comfort during dark seasons. A harmonious public face for the city during the dark period of the year has a positive affect on citizens, local companies and tourism.

The City of Light has been built through collaboration between local companies, real estate owners and the city. To date, Jyväskylä has almost 50 attractive illuminated targets. The urban lighting in Jyväskylä is a crucial part of the city’s image. It is energy-efficient, decreases light pollution, enhances safety and improves the quality of life of citizens.

The persistent and fruitful work of the City of Jyväskylä and its partners in cooperation as a developer of urban lighting received first prize in the international competition city.people.light in October 2009 in Gwangju, South Korea. The competition is organised annually by the multinational electronics corporation Philips and the Lighting Urban Community International association. Jyväskylä received special acknowledgements for how, in addition to its use of lighting in large-scale town planning, it has been able to utilise lighting in smaller public premises as well, such as in parks where light comes into direct contact with humans.

With the award the City of Jyväskylä highlights annually its activities for internationalization, networking, mobility and international visibility. The award has been presented to Kari Ström on Saturday 20.3.2009 at the City Library.

More information on the The City of Light concept

Mrs Marketta Mäkinen, Director of International Relations, City of Jyväskylä, phone +358 14 266 1559
Mr Kari Ström, Deputy City Engineer, City of Jyväskylä, phone +358 14 266 5139


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