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Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, French, Persian

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Learner Career Outcomes

57%

started a new career after completing these courses

43%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

12%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, French, Persian

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to Smart Urban Infrastructures and Smart Cities

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 63 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Introduction to week 13m
Conceptualizing cities as complex socio-technical systems9m
What is digitalization?7m
General Implications of digitalization10m
Implications on digitalization on cities9m
Perspectives on Smart Cities7m
interview with Ms. Irene Compte Libera about Barcelona13m
6 readings
Introduction to the Smart Cities MOOC10m
Write an optional case study and win a prize!10m
Where to get help10m
Course discussions10m
Certificate10m
Reading 1 - Introduction to Smart Urban Infrastructures and Smart Cities10m
1 practice exercise
What did I learn in Block 1?30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Smart Urban Energy Systems

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 64 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
Conceptualization of Smart Urban Energy Systems8m
Interview with an Utility company (Dr. Corrodi, IWB Basel)5m
The infrastructure layer of smart urban energy systems6m
Interview with Prof. Mario Paolone10m
The services layer of smart urban energy systems6m
The data/digital layer of smart urban energy systems6m
Managerial and Policy takeaways6m
Interview with an Energy company (Dr. Bolke, Schneider Electric)12m
1 reading
Reading 2 - Smart Urban Energy Systems10m
1 practice exercise
What did I learn in Block 2?30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Smart Urban Transportation Systems

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Conceptualization of smart urban transportation systems5m
The "improve" pathway9m
Interview with a transportation company (Mr Schaefer, Siemens)10m
The "shift" pathway8m
Interview with a transportation operator (Ms. Leboucher, RATP)9m
Conditions for success6m
1 reading
Reading 3 - Smart Urban Transportation Systems10m
1 practice exercise
What did I learn in Block 3?30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Towards Smart Cities: part 1

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 58 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Transition in Socio-Technical systems13m
Interview with an urban service provider company (Dr. Staron, Veolia)7m
Data/Digital layer7m
Potential of the digital layer2m
Interview with Prof. Montero (UNED, Madrid)9m
Interview with Prof. Faltings (EPFL)13m
1 reading
Reading 4 - Towards Smart Cities part I10m
1 practice exercise
What did I learn in Block 4?30m

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