All around the world, cities face immense challenges in regards to how they illuminate their urban spaces. This is due in part, to an emerging global trend called night time economy. This involves adding new life and interest to certain designated areas via lighting in order to further night time tourism and generate extra prosperity. Sadly, the consequences of lighting for entertainment are given little thought. Please see the files and research provided that cover this topic in more detail.
June 2019. Billboards belong in Times Square—not on the Hudson or East River,” Hoylman told Gothamist. “They’re an eyesore, a hazard, and it’s time we ban them outright to restore the integrity of our waterways.” "The bill, introduced by Sen. Brad Holyman, would prohibit the use of digital billboards “with flashing, intermittent, or moving lights,” in the navigable waters of the state. Localities will have the option to either completely ban the practice or continue allowing floating billboards within 1,500 feet of their shores." http://bit.ly/2L0ylyj
In June 2019, the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced plans to create a Night Time Enterprise Zone – a pilot scheme to help a borough in the city develop its night-time offer. http://bit.ly/2MUmLay
London's night time economy crucial to city's success. Nov 2018 - http://bit.ly/2XGl6Gg