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About the Course

Learn about Smart Cities within the context of management of urban infrastructures. The introduction of Smart urban technologies into legacy infrastructures has resulted in numerous challenges and opportunities for contemporary cities and will continue to do so. This course will help you to understand how to make the best of these smart technologies in your cities’ legacy infrastructures. Over the past few years, advances in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have significantly challenged the traditionally stable land scape of urban infrastructure service provision. This has resulted in increasing interest from both technology vendors and public authorities in the transition of cities towards so-called “Smart Cities”. Although such “Smart technologies” can provide immense opportunities for citizens and service providers alike, the ICTs often act as disruptive innovators of urban infrastructure service provision. In this MOOC, you will gain a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with the Smart urban infrastructures, namely Smart urban transportation and Smart urban energy systems. Over the journey of this 5-week online course you will learn about the most important principles for the management of Smart urban infrastructures as well as the applications of these principles in the transportation and energy sectors. This course does not have any prerequisites. However, to take the most away from of this MOOC, we strongly encourage you to enroll in our other MOOC on the Management of Urban Infrastructures, which has been widely praised by learners. Through this course, you will: - Gain a deep understanding of the nature of disruptive innovations (smart technologies) in urban infrastructure systems; - Learn about state-of-the-art strategies for effectively managing the transition from legacy infrastructures to smart urban systems; - Study the management of the transition phase from legacy infrastructure systems to smart cities by supporting innovations while avoiding early lock-in; and - Understand potential applications of the materials learned in this course within the context of the management of smart urban transportation systems as well as smart urban energy systems....

Top reviews


Sep 14, 2020

Quite informative. Loved the way of instructions. It's a very simple English accent and I was able to grasp it even without subtitle. The handouts/reading material is more helpful to work on quizzes.


Nov 23, 2019

Very detailed and to the point course related to the smart city projects. Transition from ordinary urbanization to smart urbanization is accurately explained. Thank you sir for this course.

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By Camila

Apr 12, 2021

Me encantó el curso, pero pareció fenomenal. Creo que podrían hacerlo un poco más extenso.

By Sagar K

Jul 30, 2020

Very Excellent course to learn about a SMART CITY from all the Perspectives and challenges

By Raimundo N

Feb 26, 2022

So grateful and honored for such learning from Dr. Finger and the prestigious EPFL team!

By Archana T R

May 7, 2019

Pretty helpful MOOC :) I learnt a lot of new things and it helped me think differently.

By Pascal B

Jun 28, 2020

Excellent course, very informative and most of all, very well structured!! Thank you!

By Ellen G

Nov 1, 2018

The course was well done, the topics were organised in a way to keep us interested.

By Tan M J

Sep 29, 2021

Concise, informative course that introduces the basics in Smart Cities Management.

By Adwait B

Aug 26, 2020

Was very helpful in understanding the basic concepts associated with Smart Cities.

By M V

May 15, 2020

The course was good and the content was just in a flow that we can learn it easily

By Say N

Jul 24, 2020

Very informative and give a broad view of the challenges needed for a smart city.

By George K

Mar 20, 2017

Easy, flexible and comprehensive way to learn a new subject. Highly recommended!

By Jose A B

Oct 31, 2020

Very informative on the role of digitalization in shaping the future of cities

By Bruno T

Apr 30, 2021

Muy buen curso, aprendí muchisimo y lo mejor es que es a la hora que yo desee

By Gregory G

Jul 3, 2020

Great course. Very interest concepts and material, well presented. Thank you.

By Jonah W

May 25, 2020

Very insightful course as I have a keen interest in cities and sustainability

By Watson C S

Dec 2, 2019

Really valuable but a bit elemental information. The tests need to be harder.

By luis a q c

Apr 21, 2021

Uno de los mejores cursos donde puedes analizar las infraestructuras urbanas

By Lisandro I A

Jul 1, 2021

Excellent as an introductory step toward the understanding of smart cities

By chandulal r

Sep 17, 2017

very much useful for experienced professionals in real time implementation

By Joydeep P

Apr 1, 2017

Basics covered very well. It gave me an approach to smart city development

By Luis A L L

Apr 28, 2021

I learned a lot in this course and I know it will serve me in the future.

By Eric L

Feb 24, 2018

I reall appreciated the quality of this course. Many thanks to th authors

By Anand A

May 20, 2018

This course is full of knowledge. It can be helpful to plan a smart city

By Mukhtar A A K

Jun 6, 2020

Very interesting MOOC. Thank you for all instructors for their efforts.

By Luca M

Jul 23, 2017

Really interesting course, would like to follow more about this topic.