A city is comprised of people and a complex system of systems. Data provides the connective tissue between those systems. Smart cities use information technology (IT) to harness that data for operational efficiency, efficacy of government services, and sustainability. Key enablers covered include: IoT, open data, analytics, cloud and cognitive computing, and systems of engagement. System case studies will include: water, energy, transportation, buildings, food production, urban design, and social services. The evolving relationship between a city and its citizens as well as the risks / challenges of smart cities will also be explored.
- Before enrolling in this course, students must submit the SEWSS Registration Form. For further information about the SEWSS certificate program, visit the Stanford Environmental & Water Studies Summer Program website.
- This course is offered as part of the Summer Intensive in Water Management and qualifies toward the SEWSS Program Certificate.
- Only graduate students may register for CEE 277L. All other students must register for CEE 177L.