Ljubljana, Slovenia

Smart Cities for Sustainable Future

when 3 July 2023 - 21 July 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 650

The aim of the course is to introduce the smart city concept and different trends that are assuring green future together with guidelines for smart city transformation. In this course, students will gain understanding of digital transformation as a key driver of change in cities and communities. The course will also provide students with the information about essential smart city elements, e.g. smart mobility. The aim of the course is also to present different smart city initiatives as well as issues related to developing smart cities and communities. The aim is also to learn how to analyse and compare existing smart city and community projects and to analyse smart community data. The course will provide students with the opportunity to critically evaluate, optimise and manage smart solutions for citizens and organizations in the urban surroundings and other environments. The course will also provide the students with the opportunity to develop the skills of analysing different approaches of smart city development as well as managing obstacles for it. In this course, learners will gain understanding of digital transformation as a key driver of change towards modern business world including change management issues. Besides, the course will introduce the concept of green future in general and relate it to the smart city context. The course aims also to present different innovative business models and their applicability to the smart cities.

Course leader

MANFREDA Anton & TOMAT Luka, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

YILMAZ Zafer & YÜCEL Öykü, TED University, Turkey

Target group

Bachelor students

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
1. explain the drivers of digital transformation
2. determine the concept of smart city and sustainable future
3. develop a broad and systematic insight into the importance of designing smart
4. recognize the key drivers of smart cities and communities and develop the ability
to critically evaluate the situation at the level of technology and the needs of
individual cities
5. develop the ability to empirically assess the importance of individual factors to
the success of smart city design
6. apply innovative business models to smart city governance
7. develop the ability to understand the importance of data tools
8. identify main obstacles for developing smart cities and communities
9. assess future trends related to smart cities development
10. analyze different implementation practices
11. assess advantages and disadvantages of implementing green strategies in modern
smart cities
12. discuss important actions for change management and policy creation in relation
with sustainable future

Credits info

6 EC
Participants can receive the following certificates:

- Certificate of Attendance: awarded after the summer school to all participants who have completed the three-week programme.
- Transcript of Records (with credits and grades): awarded only to participants who complete all course requirements and pass the final examination.

Fee info

EUR 650: You can find more information on our website.



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