Smart cities: Strategic planning

and strategy implementation

Online course

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The term ‘smart city’ is widely used, but what is a smart city? Definitions vary, but whatever the context, urban ecosystems are complex, and goals such as digital or sustainable transformation can be hard to achieve.

Cities and other municipalities face the continuous challenge of balancing numerous and diverse interests while trying to transform, improve quality of life for their citizens and become attractive locations for businesses.

Strategic planning can help to understand the needs of stakeholders and to align different perspectives, as well as to find appropriate innovations in order to achieve the vision and goals.

This course offers an overview of how a smart city vision and strategy can be defined. It introduces key concepts and practice examples of a smart city, as well as insight about tools and techniques for strategic planning and measuring the success of the strategy implementation, including how new technologies can help to improve strategic planning and deliver on objectives.

Participants will learn methods that favour a fast start and agile implementation in order to achieve quick results, and benefit from exchanging experiences and lessons with participants from other cities and countries.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Mayors, city authorities and councillors
  • Ministers and policy makers
  • Public and private sector professionals involved in urban planning and development, such as innovation managers, strategists, sustainability managers

UPCOMING COURSES

Dates: 

Session 1-4: 31 January, 1, 2 & 3 February 2022
Session 5:
10 February 2022 (1 hour review session)

Time: Session 1-4: 09:00 – 12:00 UK time, Session 5: 09:00-10:00 UK time

Location: Online 

Earlybird fee: (available up to 1 month prior to the course date)

  • Non-member: £1,710.00 plus VAT
  • Member: £1,539.00 plus VAT

Standard fee:

  • Non-member: £1,900.00 plus VAT
  • Member: £1,710.00 plus VAT

      IfM members and alumni are entitled to a 10% discount off the course fees. 

      COURSE OVERVIEW

      The term ‘smart city’ is widely used, but what is a smart city? Definitions vary, but whatever the context, urban ecosystems are complex, and goals such as digital or sustainable transformation can be hard to achieve.

      Cities and other municipalities face the continuous challenge of balancing numerous and diverse interests while trying to transform, improve quality of life for their citizens and become attractive locations for businesses.

      Strategic planning can help to understand the needs of stakeholders and to align different perspectives, as well as to find appropriate innovations in order to achieve the vision and goals.

      This course offers an overview of how a smart city vision and strategy can be defined. It introduces key concepts and practice examples of a smart city, as well as insight about tools and techniques for strategic planning and measuring the success of the strategy implementation, including how new technologies can help to improve strategic planning and deliver on objectives.

      Participants will learn methods that favour a fast start and agile implementation in order to achieve quick results, and benefit from exchanging experiences and lessons with participants from other cities and countries.

      WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

      • Mayors, city authorities and councillors
      • Ministers and policy makers
      • Public and private sector professionals involved in urban planning and development, such as innovation managers, strategists, sustainability managers

      UPCOMING COURSES

      Dates: 

      Session 1-4: 31 January, 1, 2 & 3 February 2022
      Session 5:
      10 February 2022 (1 hour review session)

      Time: Session 1-4: 09:00 – 12:00 UK time, Session 5: 09:00-10:00 UK time

      Location: Online 

      Earlybird fee: (available up to 1 month prior to the course date)

      • Non-member: £1,710.00 plus VAT
      • Member: £1,539.00 plus VAT

      Standard fee:

      • Non-member: £1,900.00 plus VAT
      • Member: £1,710.00 plus VAT

        IfM members and alumni are entitled to a 10% discount off the course fees. 

        INSIGHTS

        Insights: Strategic planning to support sustainable energy in smart cities

        Paper: An integrated service-device-technology roadmap for smart city development

        Project: Advancing Communities towards low-Carbon Energy Smart Systems – ‘ACCESS’

        IfM Engage has helped the City of Malmö in Sweden to refine their strategic planning for energy transition and evaluate how a pilot project addresses the UN Sustainable Development Goals and other climate targets.

        COURSE TUTORS

        Dr Diana Khripko

        Solution Development Specialist

        Dr Nicky Athanassopoulou

        Head of Solutions Development

        Prof Jung-Hoon Lee

        Visiting Academic Fellow, IfM

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        Bespoke programmes

        University of Cambridge endorsement

        Booking confirmation and cancellation policy