Smart Cities & Communities

Course Description

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.

Course Details

  • Grading Basis: Letter Grade or Credit/No Credit
  • Cross-Listings: CEE 277L
  • Limited Enrollment Details: High school students must have consent of instructor in order to enroll.
  • Intensive Studies: This course is offered as part of the Environmental and Water Studies Intensive. See the Intensive Studies page for more information on how to receive an official Document of Completion.

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