Course contents *
The concept of a “Smart City” reflects that ICT is increasingly integrated in all areas of urban development and urban living. It is also a reflection of how ICT is being designed with sustainability purposes.
The course will provide knowledge about the concept of Smart Cities and their relation to climate mitigation strategies. These strategies are geared toward the municipalities themselves, as well as urban actors across all city sectors, including companies, property owners, utilities, households, etc.
This course is project-based with a multidisciplinary approach, including environmental, technological, economic and social aspects. The basic aim of the course is to, on a system level, investigate and explore the potentials of the concept of “Smart Cities” in relation to the challenges associated with mitigation strategies for the cities of today and tomorrow.
Intended learning outcomes *
After passed course the student should be able to:
· Describe and explain concepts of “Smart Cities” based on scientific literature and reports from case studies.
· Describe and discuss the mitigation challenges for the cities today and in the future.
· Investigate, analyze and explore “Smart City“ concepts and solutions in relation to the climate mitigation challenges for important urban development sectors, such as transportation, buildings, consumption, lifestyle, energy production, waste management, water management, etc.
· Complete a “Smart City” team-based project, related to climate mitigation on an urban level together with a relevant stakeholder such as a waste company, the municipality, or a local energy or water utility.
· In a written and oral form present the result from a project work in a scientifically acceptable form.
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