Heard the term Smart City and wondered what it is? Or, want to explore the role of technology and data in cities? Join the last presentation of the Smart Cities MOOC now!
Cities are increasingly deploying ‘smart’ innovative technical solutions to deal with the challenges they face, such as rapid urbanisation, inequality and climate change. Part of the migration to a Smart City is in integrating citizens to the heart of the Smart City creation process, to help them to become resilient and sustainable.
The Smart Cities: Massive Open Online Course – MOOC – explores the solutions developed to address urban challenges and citizen needs in a range of case studies, including Milton Keynes and Rio de Janeiro, and the challenges faced in privacy, ethics and security. It also looks at weighing up the value of leadership, standards and metrics in top down/bottom up methods of Smart City creation.
By the end of the MOOC you will be familiar with the role of systems thinking, living labs, open data, crowdsourcing, roadmaps and the core elements that make up a smart city, so that you can start to co-create smart city projects where you live.
Developed as part of the MK:Smart programme, the Smart City MOOC has been successfully presented six times over the last three years, to almost 31 thousand international students!
Register now to join this fantastic free course for its final presentation and to learn about your city’s future: www.futurelearn.com/courses/smart-cities