Smart Cities & Urban Innovation Excellence - Micro-cert: Smart Communities: Definitions, Myths, History, & Future

Thunderbird School of Global Management

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Thunderbird School of Global Management

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Who should attend

The certificate is aimed at leaders in both public and private sectors, practitioners, academicians, and civic innovators.

About the course

This Certificate provides an in-depth multidisciplinary orientation on the topic of Smart & Resilient Communities. It explores the history, present, and future of the ‘smart city’ concept, frames the future of our cities within the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution, provides a platform for a rich sharing of insights and best practices by experienced leaders from across the globe, and introduces the building blocks for successful digitalization and innovation strategies for communities, cities and regions.

Key Benefits

  • Understand how to frame the smart city concept within a larger context of sociological perspectives, technology trends and differing agendas.
  • Understand the technologies at work in the smart communities space.
  • Understand what type of partnerships to build required to drive community innovation strategies effectively and deliver services effectively, and why. * * Gain relevant insights as to what constitutes agile, effective governance.
  • Examine the ethical considerations involved in arriving at the best possible ‘digital deal’ for communities.
  • Appraise leadership skills required to succeed in this space, and skills necessary for yourself, your team, your organization.

Curriculum

When we consider Smart Communities, what definitions do we choose and what assumptions and premises do we embrace? How does the phenomenon of a ‘smart city’ fit into larger sociological and technological traditions, trends and thoughts? There are varying agendas that drive the purpose of a smart community - environment, technology, ‘the citizen,’ and, in a post COVID-19 world more important than ever, resilience of communities. What will the agenda look like in the forthcoming ten years and how do we prepare?

Objectives

  • Recognize, contextualize and explain different definitions, myths, agendas, premises and assumptions of Smart Cities as they exist or have existed in this domain.
  • Develop a preferred definition of Smart Communities, including goals, desired impact and, where needed, means you deem central to the mission, learning needs included.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ‘smart city’ concept within the context of sociological perspectives, technology trends, and differing agendas requiring an innovation strategy for communities (i.e., resilience in a post-COVID-19 world).
  • Differentiate between digitization and digitalization and give examples of how you would apply these concepts in the urban innovation space.

Experts

Bas Boorsma

Bas Boorsma currently serves as Cisco’s Internet of Everything leader in North Europe. In this role he orchestrates Cisco´s regional efforts that allow for the digitization of Cisco customer operations, partner operations and Cisco itself. Bas has a rich background as a City Digitization speciali...

Diana Bowman

Diana M. Bowman is a full professor in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, where she serves as the associate dean for international engagement, and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. She is also a PluS Alliance Fellow (2016-2019) and team member of PlanetWorks in the Julie An...

Landry Signe

Professor Landry Signé is a world-renowned professor and leading practitioner who has won more than sixty prestigious awards and distinctions from four continents for his academic, policy, business, and leadership accomplishments, receiving as well the fastest reported tenure and promotion to the...

Smart Cities & Urban Innovation Excellence - Micro-cert: Smart Communities: Definitions, Myths, History, & Future at Thunderbird School of Global Management

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