Troyes, France

Sustainable Smart Cities

online course
when 5 July 2021 - 17 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 350

Sustainable Smart Cities
A comprehensive summer school program at the intersection of Nature, Technology, Artificial Intelligence, People, and Economy.

Through a transversal approach, this multidisciplinary summer school will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of how sustainability pillars may be applied in smart cities and how artificial intelligence, the internet of things, communication technology, and circular economy may be wisely and effectively used for healthy smart cities.

Designed as a comprehensive two-week training program, the summer school encompasses two modules that can be completed independently or together.

MODULE I: July 5th to July 9th, 2021
MODULE II: July 12th to July 17th, 2021

Course leader

Dana Oprisan
Associate Research Professor

Course aim

During the 2021 edition of the EPF Sustainable Smart Cities Summer School, the students will study how nature, people, technology, AI, and governance interrelate and are engaged in planning and developing sustainable smart cities.
Understanding how different ecosystems – natural, human, urban, media, and economic - work together and impact each other is the first step towards innovatively address the challenging aspects in smart city planning. Thus, the implementation of new technologies can be optimized, and the hot spots are identified and addressed through innovation and new directions of research.
Ideally, in sustainable smart cities, all the conceptual pillars of sustainability constitute a framework for the smart city's technological components. In reality, during the planning process the application of technologies, and artificial intelligence for creating sustainable smart cities are challenged at the interface of the ecosystems, pre-existing conditions, and infrastructure.
What these challenges are, how these ecosystems coexist and impact each other, and how all these elements finally determine the success of the project, constitutes the topic of the Smart Cities Summer School 2021 edition.

The program offers opportunities for:
• in-depth understanding of sustainability practices applied and developed for smart cities
• learning about the latest advancements in technologies, biotechnologies, and AI for sustainable smart cities in France and internationally
• new research projects
• networking and virtual laboratory visits
• professional orientation and development

Credits info

5 EC
Each Module corresponds to 2.5 ECTS

Fee info

EUR 350: MODULE I: July 5th to July 9th, 2021 and MODULE II: July 12th to July 17th, 2021
EUR 200: One week: MODULE I or MODULE II