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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 Charles B

Nov 19, 2019

Excellent course, looking forward to get further education from you

By Juan P L V

Oct 14, 2019

Very interesting to know the trends and challenges of Smart Cities.

By Joanne H

Sep 21, 2018

Well done and relevant! Good overview and also appropriate depth.


Aug 9, 2017

Excellent course! Special congratulations to Prof. Mathias Finger.

By Vikram B

Feb 28, 2017

Very interesting course detailing Smart Cities and its management.

By konate n

Mar 18, 2022

Felicitation pour ces efforts afin d'amener a bien ce cours.

By Ramkumar S

Jan 23, 2019

Excellent course.

Very concise and thorough. Great materials.

By Shafique A

Jan 23, 2019

My one of the best learning experience so far. Thanks a lot

By Mohammadreza K

Apr 20, 2018

A great course which gives an overview of the Smart Cities.

By Elena P

Apr 17, 2018

Very knowledgable course filled with many expert interviews


Nov 15, 2021

bonne intégration d'avis d'experts et très bonne pédagogie

By Eric P L

Sep 12, 2017

Un excellent mix de concepts théoriques et pratiques.

By MCouenberg

Apr 17, 2020

Interesting material provided in a compelling way.

By Chaichana

Oct 24, 2020

Good opportunity to joined this course. Thank you

By Sorab M

Sep 12, 2017

Thanks to the Professors and for Industrial talks

By Dan A

Jul 29, 2018

Very useful and very well structured information

By Namatullah F

May 20, 2020

Coursera is one of best online course I love it

By Pablo R C

May 5, 2019

Muy buen curso, recomendable para todo público.

By Deleted A

Sep 20, 2017

Excellent Way the course defined and structured

By Udai R

Feb 6, 2018

Brilliant Course. Look forward to the next one

By Wankhade A V

Aug 9, 2020

The course was tough and intellectuals needed

By Maialen P

Nov 24, 2017

Good course to learn more about Smart Cities.

By Sri V K

Jul 1, 2021

Nice its very useful for me in my Ph.D Works

By Roman H

Jun 13, 2021

Great experience. I like it overall. Thanks.

By Luis D V C

May 9, 2021

Nice course. I learned a lot of new things.