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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

RS

Feb 12, 2019

A great overview of the smart cities topic - covered a great deal of information in a short amount of time, and provided useful perspectives through which to think about critical issues.

LY

Mar 13, 2018

Excellent overview on different aspects of smart urban infrastructure. Course creators made complex issues really easy to understand, even for absolute beginners.

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By Tatenda D C

Mar 12, 2018

This course is great. I like the way the course is structured and how the lecturers are able to articulate complex matters in a simple format.

By Elena P

Apr 17, 2018

Very knowledgable course filled with many expert interviews

By Mario H

Aug 18, 2017

Really interesting to have a good point of view about the smart city concept, its origin and the best approach to deal with this process.

By Lucas d M

Jun 16, 2017

Excellent introductory class on smart cities. The ppts, videos, readings, interviews and examinations are very well put together.

By Udai

Feb 06, 2018

Brilliant Course. Look forward to the next one

By Sorab M

Sep 12, 2017

Thanks to the Professors and for Industrial talks

By vigneshwaran

Sep 20, 2017

Excellent Way the course defined and structured

By Niner H

Mar 28, 2018

1. Very clear on describing concepts of Smart Cities, especially pointing out the key element of digitization.

2. The transition toward Smart Cities was well addressed in terms of challenges from different aspects.

3. Background knowledge of Smart Cities and examples/interviews with people supported the learning ground of Smart Cities and management of infrastructures.

By Satwant B

Oct 19, 2017

very informative and well designed course

By Dennis N R

Feb 04, 2018

Very exceptional. Will provide basic principles in becoming a smart service provider for my city

By Mariusz W

Mar 27, 2018

absolutely innovative!

By Rosalind R

Apr 16, 2018

Excellent Course to understand transition to smart city development and understand all implications

By Cyrus M

Apr 11, 2018

Great course! Facilitators were great in brininging out the concepts in an easy to understand manner, and i very much enjoyed and appreciate the interviews from industry leaders on the topics being taught.

By Eric P L

Sep 12, 2017

Un excellent mix de concepts théoriques et pratiques.

By Giancarlo S

Jan 14, 2018

This is an extremely well prepared course, focusing on the actual trends and theory on Smart Cities

By Maialen P

Nov 24, 2017

Good course to learn more about Smart Cities.

By ALAIN P

Mar 27, 2017

Cours très bien construit, complet et vivant grâce aux entretiens avec des professionnels de la ville. 5 semaines ne sont finalement pas de trop pour tout couvrir et j'ai apprécié la flexibilité pour répondre aux tests. Félicitations au Prof. Finger et a l’équipe du Lab IGLUS pour ce nouveau cours!

By Dheeraj R

May 08, 2018

All concepts in this course have been presented crisply and lucidly. There is a certain stickiness about the definitions and abstractions that makes them stay with you and shape your thinking. This makes the course very transformative in nature. After this course, I am definitely going to look at urban planning, use cases of machine learning and NLP and more, and actors in the urban infrastructure and services scene, always with the bigger picture in mind - a picture shaped by the various matrices (three layers against five dimensions) and illustrations presented in this course. The use of concepts from System Dynamics / Control Theory (feedback loops) is also very welcome and much appreciated.

By Esin G

Feb 03, 2018

A great course for those interested and searching for in-depth information and knowledge about smart cities !

By Khaldoun

Jul 20, 2017

its great course thanks a lot

By ohad d

Aug 12, 2017

Very enlightening, raises a lot of questions and answer a whole lot of them (and other). Thank you!

By ALESSANDRA E M

Aug 09, 2017

Excellent course! Special congratulations to Prof. Mathias Finger.

By Livia M M

Sep 08, 2017

Clear, concise and instructive! Thank you

By Alex N K

Jun 21, 2017

The course has provided me with broad understanding of yesterday and future cities management infrastructure problems and possible solutions to create an environmental friendly city. Though it has concentrate more on energy, it could be great to look at water as it is a very important part of our lives and going scares.

By Arunava S

Mar 02, 2017

Excellent course for beginners to understand the concepts of smart cities. Recommended for professionals from allied disciplines.