Open Data for Smart Cities

By 2050, around 70% of people on the planet will live in urban areas. Building cities to support so many people has led to the development of a field known as ‘smart cities’. Smart cities seek new responses to the challenges of urban living. Smart cities are a high priority for urban planners, entrepreneurs and civic activists.

But what makes a city ‘smart’ and how is the concept shaping new business opportunities?

Our practical 1-day course introduces the concept of smart cities in plain English. We will also examine the link between smart cities and open data and highlight future opportunities.

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A smart city is an open cit

Course aim:

Equip participants with the knowledge and skills to engage in smart city initiatives be it as an urban planner, an entrepreneur or a city resident.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe what makes a city ‘smart’
  • Explain the central role of open data in a smart city
  • Understand how network thinking effects smart city planning
  • Apply network thinking to help overcome smart city challenges
  • Create a plan for a new smart city service that uses open data
  • Analyse future opportunities in smart cities

Who is this for?

The course is suitable for everyone from complete newcomers to entrepreneur and urban planners. We offer an interactive entry point to smart cities and practical guidance to support future work.

Course length:

1 day (4 x 1.5 hour sessions)

Course requirements:

A wifi enabled laptop