Cities are investing in architectural lighting to create a unique identity, attract tourists and become better places to live, work and play. Understanding the impact of these installations allows cities to make the most of their investments.
Monitoring social media and news activity, the locations of posts, and the sentiments behind this activity provides valuable information. The social impact app allows users to see the impact of lighting firsthand through detailed reports and data visualization on an intuitive dashboard. The app facilitates better citizen engagement by aggregating sentiment – positive, negative or neutral – and showing the city's digital footprint and reach. This data offers valuable insights that cities can use to help create a unique identity, commission memorable public art, energize nightlife and draw tourism.
Through collaboration and partnership, SAP and Philips Lighting have created a social impact app that allows users to see the impact of lighting first-hand through.