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Cities are first and foremost built for people, and in today’s world, people produce large amounts of valuable data, thus contributing to what we call “smart cities." As almost every building and every city is a prototype, these communities are in the early stage of development and require specific attention and expertise as we advance.

Smart cities, such as Zurich and Boston, consist of human-made structures or environments that are, in some capacity, monitored, metered, networked and controlled. With this functionality, combined with stationary sensors and mobile devices, data and information have become the new building materials of future cities. Using this data, citizens are now beginning to influence the design of future cities and the re-design of existing ones.

In this architecture course, you will learn the basics of information cities and urban science research, as well as how dynamic behavior and citizen-driven learn...

Cities are first and foremost built for people, and in today’s world, people produce large amounts of valuable data, thus contributing to what we call “smart cities." As almost every building and every city is a prototype, these communities are in the early stage of development and require specific attention and expertise as we advance.

Smart cities, such as Zurich and Boston, consist of human-made structures or environments that are, in some capacity, monitored, metered, networked and controlled. With this functionality, combined with stationary sensors and mobile devices, data and information have become the new building materials of future cities. Using this data, citizens are now beginning to influence the design of future cities and the re-design of existing ones.

In this architecture course, you will learn the basics of information cities and urban science research, as well as how dynamic behavior and citizen-driven learning differentiate the responsive city from the smart city. The cities we present and develop in this course use the stocks and flows of information as the main drivers of change.

To deepen your knowledge of smart cities and give a perspective on the future of these cities, we also introduce the concept of citizen design science, a combination of citizen science, urban design, and cognitive design computing. Participants will furthermore have unique access to a design research platform for citizen design science. The intelligent use of data and information is at the core of this course, and these concepts will be the next generation of participatory design and design computing environments.

This course is part of the “Future Cities” XSeries, and builds on the experiences from our first two urban MOOCs: Future Cities and Livability in Future Cities.

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hamed ghasemi

10/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 9 months ago
i build a building in Iran with affecting of this subject.this course is very useful.i think A smart city is a municipality that uses information and communication technologies to increase operational efficiency, share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare.
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8/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 8 months ago
As my govt taking initiative for building Smart cities, I stumbled upon this MOOC to gain insight. I find this course very much interesting and resurceful/structured. As an enthusiast automation engineer, I find use of my foremost interest topics in this socio-economic field, such as big data, IOT, analytics. Passionate about smarter and better conclusive socio-economic environment, I want to leverage this gained skill, wherever needed.
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2 years, 11 months ago
Es un curso muy interesante, que muestra las novedades en la gestión de las ciudades para ayudar al crecimiento con un desarrollo más equitativo y sustentable.Algunos ejemplos impactan, otros no.
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2/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
I watched all the videos and completed some of the external reading. I didn't learn anything- this course is a waste of time. It is a series of dull definitions. It doesn't have good examples and the interviews with external people are useless. The mayor of Zurich for example gets asked questions like "why do you think it is important to have good governance of a city" in a chapter entitled citizen science. They do not even touch the topic. The breakdown and structure does not cover the main issues. And 'smart', the impact of technology, is barely covered. It is a super low level introduction for people who do not know what smart cities are- and possibly for those who do not know what cities are.
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Rajendra Ramkhelawan

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
Very good course content. Great topics covered. This course has definitely improved my understanding of smart cities. The professor Gerhard Schmitt was very impressive. Kudos to Edx and ETH Zurich for making this course a reality for someone like me. From a third world country and being able to access high quality education for an affordable cost and in the comfort of my home!
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Lalith kumar

6/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 4 months ago
i studied various articles about smart cities projects in India as a new initiatives ,this course will also benefit students of upsc and telangana state govt job aspirants
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