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Swedish energy company Umeå Energi has installed special lights in 30 different bus stops in Umeå, to help commuters combat Seasonal Affective Disorder. The disorder is caused by lack of sunlight, causing people to feel tired and depressed. The concept is designed to provide light therapy for commuters. The intentional choice of a public setting for the marketing push transforms normal city infrastructure into community ‘healing centers’.

Swedish energy company Umeå Energi has installed special lights in 30 different bus stops in Umeå, to help commuters combat Seasonal Affective Disorder. The disorder is caused by lack of sunlight, causing people to feel tired and depressed. The concept is designed to provide light therapy for commuters. The intentional choice of a public setting for the marketing push transforms normal city infrastructure into community ‘healing centers’.

Maybe I should start Eland jumping rather then Horse jumping!

Maybe I should start Eland jumping rather then Horse jumping!

Light Therapy in Umea, Sweden - Sitting 300 miles north of Stockholm, Umea receives very little natural daylight during the winter months, which can take a severe toll on the mental and physical health of some people. After the lights were installed in the bus stops, ridership in the city increased by 50%.

Light Therapy in Umea, Sweden - Sitting 300 miles north of Stockholm, Umea receives very little natural daylight during the winter months, which can take a severe toll on the mental and physical health of some people. After the lights were installed in the bus stops, ridership in the city increased by 50%.

Five Cities Turning Ugly Overpasses Into Vibrant Parks

Five Cities Turning Ugly Overpasses Into Vibrant Parks

1940s 1950s WINTER CITY STREET SCENE WITH PEDESTRIANS IN SNOW CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Stock Photos

1940s 1950s WINTER CITY STREET SCENE WITH PEDESTRIANS IN SNOW CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Stock Photos

studio_gaon designs red cross cube pavilion as LEGO block

studio_gaon designs red cross cube pavilion as LEGO block

158 finalists move forward in the Knight Cities Challenge

158 finalists move forward in the Knight Cities Challenge

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coffee, tea, crepes l de rode bus l antique market l Den Haag l The Hague l Dutch l The Netherlands

Foreigners beware – if you visit Sweden you may not be able to hide the fact that you don’t belong!

Foreigners beware – if you visit Sweden you may not be able to hide the fact that you don’t belong!

Digital light as a communication medium in the modern city.

Digital light as a communication medium in the modern city.

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