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MISC 160 - Smart Cities: Methodology and Guidelines

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MISC 160 15 May 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 160 10 July 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 160 04 September 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 160 30 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 160 25 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Since 75% of worldwide energy production is consumed by cities while they are responsible for 80% of the world’s CO2emissions, the need for a more progressive and resource-efficient alternative without compromising for high quality of life is present. One of the suggested solutions is Smart Cities. Some of the seeds of today’s smart cities began as early as the 1980s. Today, a good number of cities are turning smart around the globe. In this course, participants will know about the process of making a city smart, and the challenges ahead of this huge project. 

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the concept of a Smart City 
  • Tackling the problems found in big cities 
  • Estimating the budget of such huge project 
  • Promoting social and technological innovations and linking existing infrastructures
  • Securing economic competitiveness and quality of life in urban areas 

Who Should Attend?

  • City planners 
  • Managers
  • Executives
  • Financial investors
  • Government leaders
  • Policymakers
  • Students and professionals interested in the concept of smart cities

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to Smart cities
  • Who makes a city smart?
  • Why to turn smart: outcomes and benefits
  • Where it can be applied 
  • Smart City Framework: objectives, indicators, components and content 
  • Challenges 
  • Climate change
  • Urbanization
  • Scarce resources

Day 2

  • Where to start
  • Stakeholder roles
  • The process of selection of Smart Cities
  • Reference standardization and aggregation
  • Applications of fuzzy logic for evaluating smart cities

Day 3

  • Smart city planning guidelines
  • Smart Cities key components 
  • Smart Economy
  • Smart Mobility
  • Smart Governance
  • Smart Living
  • Smart People
  • Smart Environment

Day 4

  • Pioneering projects
  • Case studies
  • Smart energy research
  • Industrial estate liesing

Day 5

  • Financing of Smart Cities
  • Raising awareness 
  • Privacy concerns 
  • Citizens as data collectors