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Research and Practice Seminar "City and Technology: Urban Communities"

2020/2021
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
8
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 1 семестр

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

The new technological developments breaking into the 21st century are making city life more intriguing and exciting. In the context of rising urbanization and new urban challenges, such as new urban governances and citizens' need for involvement, economical and ecological crises, territorial competitiveness the future needs smarter, safer, and more sustainable cities that are ultimately more responsive to the needs of their citizens. While smart city solutions typically focus on digital optimizations to existing urban infrastructure, the course goes beyond optimizations to explore the ways in which disruptive technology can dramatically improve and/or alternate the planning, design, and management of contemporary cities for their more resilient futures. This course delivered in four modules by experts from the industry of digitalisation and urban technology. It is aimed to demonstrate how disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, Big Data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) can be leveraged to improve the lives of those who make their homes in the increasingly urban landscape and to realize more entrepreneurial, high-performance, and liveable urban communities. Students will learn to engage with the social, cultural, political, and economic forces at work in urban communities, and consider ways to respond to these forces with meaningful solutions to broader challenges. With a focus on innovations such as AI/Machine Learning, blockchain in the context of urban design, this course exposes students to cutting-edge trends in the built environment and the conversations surrounding them.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Learning from industry experts and practitioners, students explore the potential of disruptive technologies to transform the urban environment. In addition to academic and theoretical knowledge of Smart City development infrastructure and Technology to discover how technology can be harnessed for more successful and sustainable cities as students follow learning path through the modules.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • To possess the following skills: to lead the technological projects for the implementation in the public space in research institutions, private companies, and city municipalities; to consult on the topics of sustainable city products development and smart city frameworks; to consult on the topics of digital transformation and digital urban products; learn pitching to investors/clients/users; designing, investing in, and delivering smart city solutions.
  • To be able to: develop low and high-fidelity prototypes for technological solutions; apply system development approach; UML diagrams, gantt charts, and assemble team needed for project realization; outline key components of the system and stage out the development; identify user needs and cater to human-centered design; documentation and presentation processes.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Urban Governance and Smart City strategy for Moscow
  • Disruptive Technology
  • Urban simulations
  • Beyond Smart City - Technology for People
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Classwork
  • non-blocking Final Project
  • non-blocking Home Tasks
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 semester)
    0.2 * Classwork + 0.6 * Final Project + 0.2 * Home Tasks
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Fritzen, S. A. (2017). Smart citizens, smarter state: The technologies of expertise and the future of governing. Governance, 30(1), 158–159. https://doi.org/10.1111/gove.12262
  • Halpern, O. (2014). Beautiful Data : A History of Vision and Reason Since 1945. Durham: Duke University Press Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=991585
  • Manjon Antolin, M., Aouni, Z., & Crutzen, N. (2019). Green and Digital Entrepreneurship in Smart Cities. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsorb&AN=edsorb.240838
  • Yaga, D., Mell, P., Roby, N., & Scarfone, K. (2019). Blockchain Technology Overview. https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.8202

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Gorman, C. R. (2014). The Interface: IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945-1976. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.FF793316
  • Rob, M. A. (2015). Intertwined Relationships between Systems Analysis & Design and Software Engineering. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.FD76CB61