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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 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 Joan b

Jul 31, 2022

really interesting and covering alot of topics

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.

By Adrija S

Aug 5, 2020

Excellent Course structure. Great Mentors.

By Ashish I

Jun 17, 2020

It was best learning app i have never seen

By Satwant B

Oct 19, 2017

very informative and well designed course

By Livia M M

Sep 8, 2017

Clear, concise and instructive! Thank you

By Odaliza Z M

Jun 20, 2021

Curso interesante y bastante importante


Aug 27, 2018

very informative and knowledge enhancing

By Hugh S

Mar 28, 2017

Very informative and interesting course.

By Damarish P

Jun 9, 2021

Buen curso, muy directo, me gustó mucho

By Victor H Y A

Jul 2, 2021

I liked very much, such a great course

By Ankit S

Jun 2, 2021

Thank you for your great information.

By Hope M S

Jun 23, 2021

Wonderful course. Very informative.

By Ivan K

May 9, 2020

Best online course!


By Nicole S A C

Jul 2, 2021

Very useful course, I learn a lot.

By Barone I M

Jul 27, 2020

I have really enjoyed this course!