MJ2685 Smart Cities and Climate Mitigation Strategies- Project Based 7.5 credits

"Smart Cities" och klimatåtgärder- projektbaserad

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.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Environmental Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

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.

Course main content

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.

Disposition

  • Lectures – 6 hrs (2hrs x 3 lectures)
  • Seminars –2 hrs/ intro/ planning
  • 2 hrs/ half time feedback
  • 4 hrs presentation of project work
  • Study visits organized and documented by the students themselves
  • 3 study visits
  • Individual Assignment - Opposition
  • Group Project & Written report

Eligibility

TSUTM: -

Others: Open for programme students at KTH with at least 180 ECTS or a Bachelor degree for other students

Literature

Meddelas vid kursstart (Will be announced at the start of the course.)

Examination

  • FLT2 - Study visit, 0.5, grading scale: P, F
  • LIT1 - Literature Assignment, 2.0, grading scale: P, F
  • NÄR1 - Attendance, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 4.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Contact

Olga Kordas (olga@kth.se)

Examiner

Maria Malmström <maria.malmstrom@abe.kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2017.