The Development Status and Trends of Urban Lighting Masterplans in China - A Qualitative Study Using NVivo Software
Keywords:Urban Lighting; Lighting Masterplan; Content Analysis; NVivo; Light landscape.
In recent years，with the development of nighttime economy, the rising demand for characteristic city image, and the emergence of advanced and intelligent lighting technologies, the construction of urban night landscapes in China has entered a new period. Chinese municipal governments have started to introduce new urban lighting masterplans to meet the new demands of urban development. This paper takes the latest urban lighting masterplan texts released by 20 Chinese cities since 2017 as the research object, and uses NVivo software to conduct coding visual analysis, matrix analysis and cluster analysis on the masterplan texts to summarize the principles, objectives, construction contents, implementation and guarantee policies of these new urban lighting masterplans, and compare them with the previous lighting masterplans. Finally, extracting the focus of China's urban lighting construction and its future development direction, providing a basis for the formulation of urban night landscape policies and industry standard systems.
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