Spain, Barcelona

Blockchain for Smart Cities

when 25 June 2018 - 6 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 150

The course aims to introduce the main concepts of blockchain in a city environment using an applied approach. It consists of 3 modules. The first module comprises the basic technological definition and analyses some examples on methodologies and solutions shaping urban environments. The second module consists of an analysis of the different activity areas shaping our cities (i.e policies, planning, regulations and standards). This second module includes innovation-discovery workshops to identify relevant cases that students might use as projects. The last module focuses on the specifics of cryptourbanomics, a term identifying the role of cryptoeconomics in the urban context. In this module, students work on a specific project and are given the opportunity to discuss it with city representatives in a real institutional context. To that end, a set of visits to city councils will be planned.

Course leader

Lluisa Marsal and Miquel Olliver

Fee info

EUR 150: Registration fee for non UPF partner institutions
EUR 750: Tuition fee for 4 ECTS credit course