eLearning Course: Technicity, The Ohio State Uiversity on line Course (date TBD)


We are part of the 'TechniCity'. The increasing availability of networks, sensors and mobile technologies allows for new approaches to address the challenges that our cities face. The way we understand cities is undergoing sweeping transformation, right along with the analytical tools we use to design our cities and the communication tools we use to engage people. Absorbing, studying and understanding the role of technology from a critical viewpoint allows us to generate creative ideas for improving our cities.

This course begins by examining how our cities are changing. We then jump into how technology is used to engage with the public to support decision-making and the creative ways that every-day people are using technology to improve their cities. Students will be examining tools for analyzing the city. Then we move into exploring the
fascinating ways that cities are using real-time, technology. You'll hear from technological innovators and thought leaders about all of these topics. You will get to engage around a topic you are most interested in to create a project in your own city.

Beyond Smart Cities


Date: July 25-27, 2016 |
Tuition: $3,200 | Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 2.0
*This course has limited enrollment. Apply early to guarantee your spot.

This course aims to develop a holistic model for high-performance urban living based on the concept of Compact Urban Cells – a neighborhood area of approximately one square kilometer in diameter containing most of what citizens need for everyday life within a 20-minute walk. This course will introduce the following key elements for Compact Urban Cells:
1. Resilient Urban Cells – Compact, walkable neighborhoods where places of living, work, culture, shopping, and play are within short reach and support a rich diversity of interactions and activities
2. New Mobility Systems – Electric-based and shared alternatives to the private fossil-fueled automobile are more convenient, affordable, pleasurable, and can essentially eliminate traffic congestion
3. Resilient Energy Systems – Microgrids and locally-produced renewables create agile, adaptable, efficient energy networks
4. Living Space on Demand – Hyper-efficient and transformable micro-apartments that are affordable, fun, and productive for young professionals in the creative heart of the city
5. Shared Co-Working Facilities – Co-working facilities, cafés, "fab labs" (fabrication laboratories), and other shared facilities support innovation and entrepreneurship
6. Urban Food Production – Advanced urban agriculture systems integrated onto rooftops and façades of buildings efficiently deliver high-quality produce and help solve food security problems
7. Responsive Technologies – Innovative systems enable powerful new applications that improve the life of each resident in areas of health, energy conservation, mobility, and communications
8. Trust Networks – Privacy is assured for otherwise invasive systems that make use of highly personal data such as mobility patterns and resource consumption (food, water, energy, and individual health profiles)
9. Urban Analytics and Big Data — Interactive, tangible, data-driven tools for creating 3D urban observatories and Decision Support Systems (DSS) for expert and non-expert stake holders.

On-line Smart City Free Course - The Open University
April 11, 2016 (3 hour per week 6 weeks)


International Course on Smart Cities (ICSC) IHS

dates to be announced

Addressing The Challenge: From Ad-hoc Actions To A Structured Framework


Technology alone does not turn any city into a smart city. A well thought-out framework is needed to identify appropriate technologies and policies for a city to become “smart”
The International Course on Smart Cities enables participants to develop and apply a well-structured smart-city framework, enabling responsive city-specific strategies.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, the course participants will be able to:

  • Define the concept of Smart Cities and apply it to solve challenges emerging from rapid urbanization
  • Understand various components of Smart Cities
  • Identify and apply a systematic, strategic planning approach for developing implementation design of Smart Cities
  • Understand the role and relevance of various stakeholders for the development of Smart Cities
  • Identify forms of available public private partnerships and build partnerships as mechanisms for mobilizing private finance

Smart City Expo, Barcelona

15-17November, 2016


Smart City Kyoto June 1-3, 2016


Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Februry 27 –March 2, 2017