About the program
The aim is to render the students capable of developing projects related with the Urban Habitat, in all the layers of the City Anatomy, including in the city's physical structure (environment, infrastructure and urbanism), urban services and informational fuxes, the social relationships and governance of information technologies in all the phases of analysis, project and management of the city.
Prototype project methodology
The strategy is that the students learn to develop prototype projects applicable in any aspect that relates to the city, starting with their capacity to analyses data, to integrate appropriate technology and design proposals that will change the current reality, which also includes the proposal of an economical model that is managed accordingly.
Project = Analysis + Technology + Design + Fabrication + Implementation
The program takes place in a network laboratory type of environment 'Shukhov Lab', where the students work in a very close and hand-on relationship with technology, preparing prototypes, investigation and analysis of the city through data, while developing projects that come as a relevant response to the particular problems that afect the city. In the end, the student will have the skills developed by the various areas of study that he has undertaken, thus able to tackle any kind of project. To achieve this, the students will have to work both individually, in order to further develop their own skills, but also in collaborative group projects, either remotely or physically, with other universities or cities in which the Master in City and Technology is active.
The master program 'Prototyping Future Cities' is directed to:
- Professionals from different fields related with the city and urbanity, interested in amplifying their technical and project based knowledge spectrum, with the aim of learning about more advanced technologies and tools that can be applicable on city scale projects;
- City managers, interested in understanding the full potential of information technology in order to optimize the effciency of their cities or implementing new principles that affect a cities performance;
- Private sector workers in the field of developing, maintaining and/or managing a city and its urban services, interested in integrating information technology in the process of their work;
- Experts in the field of information technology interested in the performance of a city with the end goal of developing new application implementable at an urban scale.