In the winter semester 2017/18 the interdisciplinary course „Smart Cities – Technology, Management and Governance“ took place for the second time.
This course covered the background of smart cities, with the combination of public management, technology and information systems and their influence on the sustainable development of cities. Students learned the basic background and concepts of smart cities and are now able to gain an understanding of different approaches to the topic through the interdisciplinary perspective. The course offered an insight into the areas smart economy, smart mobility, smart environment, smart people, smart living and smart governance. Students learned about the challenges, approaches and behaviour of different stakeholders through practical examples. The knowledge they acquired was tested by interdisciplinary project work.
At the end of the course, the students presented their project work in groups and impressed the professors.
It was an exciting and constructive course for both the students and the professors and we look forward to the next class.
The course was held by professor Paolo Rondo-Brovetto (Institute of public management), professor Wilfried Elmenreich (Institute for embedded and networked systems) and professor Kyandoghere Kyamakya (Institute for intelligent system technologies).
Details on the course can be found in the campus system of the Alpen-Adria-University. (course number 700.903)