AND SMART CITIES
12 MONTHS (600 HOURS)
Endorsed by EIVP and recognized by the Government of France
The aim of the program is to train professionals to be broadly skilled in order to deal with the complex requirements of Smart Management, the logic of Big and Open Data and the evolution towards electronic administration.
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Program Start Date: September 2018
Duration: 1 Year (12 months; 600 hours)
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Methodology: 100% Online
Immersive and collaborative
Requirements: 5 years experience or degrees needed to be capable to follow the program.
Distance Learning Platform: Canvas
Endorsed by the École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris (EIVP), recognized by the Government of France and with professional competences equivalent to a Post-Master Degree.
FIELD TRIP (Optional)
An ONLINE Program with ON-SITE Visits
During the course the participants will have the chance to meet their colleagues and professors in a real-live on-site activity: Two complementary days at École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris plus one day of infrastructure visits.
International Projects: Participants will have the opportunity to complete several individual and international group projects based on real case studies, with a final individual thesis project to be completed at the end of the course.
Jobs Opportunities: Access to Zigurat’s prestigious international job board with more than 500 job placements available to participants each year and special offerings specific to participants in this program.
After completing this program, students will have all of the necessary skills to work as Smart Urban Technologists in order to provide smart
city solutions, management and consulting.
Global Networking: Zigurat students from over 60 countries form an extensive alumni network of more than 65,000 professionals.
Zigurat has developed BIMCommunity, the largest social BIM (Building Information Modeling) platform with more than 7,000 active users around the world. Join us now!
Mastère spécialisé® UrbanTIC®
GÉNIE URBAIN ET TECHNOLOGIES DE L’INFORMATION
Location: École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris (EIVP)
WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?
The Global UrbanTIC® and Smart Cities Certification Program is designed under a multidisciplinary framework of the Smart City concept, which means that is open to university degree holders with a strong interests in carrying out research projects focused on innovation and technology for the smart cities challenges.
All the applicants will be analyzed and assessed for their access to the program by the Master’s Committee.
27% ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS.
23% GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
19% URBAN PLANNERS. PROJECT ADVISORS AND DEVELOPERS.
17% REGIONAL HEADS MD'S & VP'S.
7% CEO'S. CTO'S, CIO'S.
THE URBAN POPULATION IS EXPECTED TO DOUBLE BY 2050, MAKING URBANIZATION ONE OF THE MOST TRANSFORMATIVE TRENDS OF THE 21ST CENTURY.
October 2017, The World Cities Day
OUR SMART CITY CONCEPT:
A smart city makes your life better, happier, as a citizen.
Human-centered design is the way to understand the city as a system.
No more partial solutions.
A multidisciplinary way of thinking and acting.
Bring back “the village concept,” leave behind mega cities.
Find innovative solutions from the local scale. Be sustainable.
At a time when the majority of the world’s population is urban, the sustainable development of cities is more relevant than ever. New urban models need to be invented to be conceived more respectful towards people and the planet.
Increasing size of contemporary cities, as well as their day-to-day growing complexity, gives city stakeholders the opportunity to incorporate information and communication technologies in the provision of municipal public services, while developing participation-sensitive governance tools, paying special attention to the efficiency of processes, especially in energy & water systems and its sustainability.
How a Smart City is considered depends on two main factors: First, the amount of data it can produce in its day-to-day operations, and how much of this data can be turned into useful information. Second, how -and who by- this information can be used to improve city performance at all levels in order to achieve a better environment, increase the welfare of its citizens, and, of course, discover new fields for social and economic innovation.
The Global UrbanTIC® and Smart Cities Certification Program is designed to fill the current gap between the two most influential groups in Smart City systems implementation; it puts both city management professionals and technological urban innovators in contact, developing a common language in order to promote innovation in the current development of cities.
The Global UrbanTIC® and Smart Cities Certification Program is the online and English version of the already existing Mastère spécialisé® UrbanTIC® conceived and taught in the École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris (EIVP), now in its 9th Edition.
Since its foundation 70 years ago, the École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris (EIVP) has had the mission of training engineers specialized in urban engineering, who propel the renovation to which Paris was committed after the Second World War. Now, EIVP has become one of the world leaders in the training of municipal technicians and professionals in service companies for the city.
EIVP has collaboration agreements with a network of 33 universities and associated institutions across five continents and participates in the main international cooperation programs.
The Global UrbanTIC® and Smart Cities Certification Program consists of hybrid didactic contents that are oriented to the improvement of both the urban environment and the welfare of its inhabitants, in the context of continuous changes, new challenges and, luckily, new possibilities.
6 MODULES-PROGRAM IN 1 YEAR
This program is organized in six modules in order to give a multidisciplinary and international approach to the emerging technological tools in urban contexts, especially those who bring an innovative response for the main challenges of cities.
Every module is taught across a specific case of study and after completing 3 modules, the participants will work collaboratively in a final project.
As the 12-months program is organized in two semesters of 3 modules each, the participants will have the chance to choose to start in any opening edition. For example, the applicant can start in September ‘18 and finish in September ‘19 or start in March ‘19 and finish in March ‘20.
When beginning the studies, the participant will always have an introductory module ‘M0. SMART CITIES POINT ZERO’, in order to make sure that all participants have a common background.
Either if the participants start in one edition or another, they will always have the chance to join a ‘Field Trip’ that will be held in different cities from all over the world. The first three ‘Field Trips’ are planned in Paris, Barcelona and Dubai.
M0 SMART CITIES POINT ZERO
This module gives to the student a conceptual framework for understand the what, why, when and how the cities have been evolving forward this new concept of smart cities. Following questions as What is a Smart city? Why do we have to think in smart cities?
When do we speak about Smart Cities and How a city becomes a Smart City? The students will have obtained knowledge about urban history, the current urban ecosystem challenges and the international responsibilities and efforts to minimize the negative impact of the cities over the Earth using dates.
MKC. THE KIND CITY & SOCIAL INNOVATION
This modules aims to make known the recently emerged technical tools for the social context of the cities, tools that have been created for the wellness and happiness of their citizens.
Innovative technological systems for improving the citizen’s way of life, besides the government’s responsiveness are getting stronger and faster. Open data, transparency governance, active and healthy public spaces, bottom-up citizen participation, citylabs, local solutions, happy maps, community economies, are some of the subjects of this module.
MWW. WATER & WASTE
The next few decades will be the most rapid period of urban growth in human history, that means a significant increase in water demand and waste generation, especially in large and medium cities. In this module the students will get the knowledge required for looking forward the water’s heritage conservation and urban waste reduction.
Technical tools and successful experiences around the world will be introduced in this module in order to share the best practices and innovative solutions. Smartgrid, intelligent waste collecting systems, circular economy, decision-makers participation, among other subjects.
MRM. RISK MANAGEMENT & RESILIENCE
It is vital to remember that irreversible climate change is already underway, and the impacts are already being felt around the world. Global temperatures have already increased, atmospheric CO2 levels exceeding the values deemed to be “safe”. These facts emphasise the incredible urgency to put in action the international commitments. Within this framework the students will be introduced in data acquisition for the urban risks management, crisis management and urban resilience.
MUM. URBAN MOBILITY
Urban mobility is no longer just about moving people from one location to another location within or between urban areas by motorized vehicles. What people really need is the accessibility to various urban services and intelligent transport systems (ITS).
In this module the students will know successfully examples of intelligent transport systems, from different cities, that demonstrate that better accessibility doesn’t have to be achieved by generating motorized traffic, particularly by private vehicles. For example, the walkable city concept, smart bike sharing systems, ICT-enabled on-demand transit services or ICT-enabled ride-sharing services, are some examples of how people currently enjoy an urban lifestyle without owning a private vehicle. At the end of this module, the students will have acquired expertise on how smart mobility can significantly reduce the economical and environmental negative impacts in the city management.
Cities represent three quarters of energy consumption and 80% of CO2 emissions worldwide, and represent the largest of any environmental policy challenge. It calls for a wide collaboration between governments, municipalities and private stakeholders to lead integrated, cost-efficient, and sustainable energy solutions.
This module introduces the innovative technical tools related with energy transition, smart grids and smart sensors, international environmental pillars and heritage grids management, in order to pave the way for a new ecosystem of services which will enable both a better quality of life and reduced energy consumption.
MSB. SMART BUILDING
Buildings make up 40% of global energy demand. They use electricity and include electronics in nearly everything. Smart cities will be characterized by power grids that will be able to balance electricity supply and demand.
This will start with buildings that learn occupants’ energy needs, integrate vehicle batteries into their energy forecasts, respond to changing weather conditions, and automatically alter their behavior to maximize their efficiency. In this module the students will acquire knowledgment about smart grids and microgrids, Passive House, green building, IoT (Internet of Things), visual data and BIM (Building Information Modeling), among other related smart building management issues.
BECOME A GEO-DECISOR AND GET THE SKILLS AND COMPETENCES TO TAKE DECISIONS IN A TERRITORIAL LEVEL
This program is focused on professionals who want to achieve new roles or status, give more services and optimize processes.
The participants will have the skills to work as a Smart Urban Technologists in a growing market for smart city solutions, management and consulting.
PROFILES AND ROLES THAT PARTICIPANTS WILL ACHIEVE:
– Professional consultancy specializing in smart project development.
– Specialized consultants in attracting competitive funds.
– Municipal service supply companies: water, lighting, waste, housing, parking and much more.
– SMART services providers.
– Public administration, for the design and development of the smart city project, and in areas of integral urban development: Information society, IT, services to people, sustainable mobility, heritage, tourism and trade.
– Technology and research centers.
– R&D departments.in engineering firms and companies dedicated to the innovation and implementation of technological solutions.
– Technology entrepreneurship.
The Global UrbanTIC® and Smart Cities Certification Program trains our students to lead cross-disciplinary teams for Smart City projects all over the word.
· Providing students with tools that allow them to work on Smart Cities projects in the context of public administration and from companies that offer their services to city managers.
· Promoting entrepreneurship in the field of characterization and subsequent management of urban needs through innovative proposals focused on improving life in the city.
TOOLS & TECHNIQUES:
URBAN SIMULATION TECHNIQUES (transport, mobility, energy, services, etc.):
Metrics for the measurement of urban smartness: Applied Geography, Geo-statistics
Urban systems control: traffic, pollution, smart public watering, timers and programmers complemented with weather forecast, Environment: Air quality monitoring, water quality, noise, night light pollution
Virtual reality and Modeling Techniques. remote sensing, 3D models and urban modeling. Geo-visual analytics, Visualization and modeling of tracking data. Geographical Information Systems.
Geo-localized representation and user maps: data mining representation, ubiquitous mobility representation, high software mobility activity, mobility maps (real time traffic, etc), mapping anonymous data (on urban flows, time patterns, etc.), mixing user maps with open data, deformed maps (maps in continuous deformation according to an specific criteria).
Data Mining and Machine Learning Techniques:
Spatial data analysis and exploitation: Spatial data mining and knowledge discovery. Spatial Decision Support Systems (DSS).
Energy: Data acquisition in urban and distributed environments, monitoring strategies. Monitoring and control of distributed resources. Energy efficiency in buildings
Energy monitoring techniques: Technologies for efficient energy consumption (illumination, DHC, HVAC, distribution energy networks, etc.)
Technologies for telecommunication infrastructures, Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks TCP/IP architecture, internet services, multiservice networks, privacy and security. Sensor networks
Hypermedia technologies, augmented reality, crowd sourcing. Social networks and public participation: e-participation, urban social networks, participation 2.0
E-services and e-government. e-health (telemonitoring, telemedicine, teleassistance), e-education, e-administration.
Open Government and Open Data: public-private data collaboration, data protection, data reliability and security.
New models and opportunities for urban business: Utility-based theory. Crowdfunding, Lean City, the urban 4C’s: credit, confirmation, consideration, conversion). Economic dynamics for Smart Cities.
Urban entrepreneurship: business opportunities, urban innovation. Business Modeling.
Zigurat has been providing online professional development masters and certification programs for more than 15 years. We have developed the most advanced teaching methodology in the AECO industry in order to keep you updated with the latest skills and innovations.
More than 90% of our students are working professionals. With this in mind, our programs have been developed with a blended methodology that takes all of the things that you know and love about a traditional full time university program and combines it with the convenience that can only be found in an online program.
Zigurat provides our education through the most advanced online learning platform. Canvas is used by more than 2,000 universities and institutions worldwide, such as Harvard University. Through this platform, students have endless opportunities to network, manage program content, organize personal projects, and more. Learn more about what you can do with Canvas.
Zigurat provides our education program through the most advanced online learning platform. Canvas is used by more than 2,000 universities and institutions worldwide, such as Harvard University. Through this platform, students have endless opportunities to network, manage program content, organize personal projects, and more. Learn more about what you can do with Canvas.
COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY AND ADAPTATION TO YOUR WAY OF LIFE AND WORK
We have designed this program with complete flexibility in mind. If you miss a class due to work, other studies, illness or holidays, or any other personal reason, you do not need to worry. All of the program content is posted online to our virtual campus, where you will be able to access it at any time that is convenient for you. Worried about missing out on a discussion? All presentations/activities/readings/etc. have their own discussion forum where you can leave any comments or questions and the lecturers will be available to answer you directly.
REAL INTERNATIONAL FOCUS PROJECTS
The Smart Cities Global Certification Program. UrbanTIC® has a focus on international collaborative projects that you will be completing with the other students. These projects give you a practical way to directly apply the knowledge learned in the course, reinforcing the material and ensuring that you have the practical experience required to successfully implement these principles into your job, directly after completing the program without the need for additional training.
COLLABORATION & GLOBAL NETWORKING
These projects give you a very unique chance for international networking and collaboration with other professionals from more than 50 countries. Our project management platform also acts as a social platform where you can see all of the participants in the program, including a brief biography and some background information. We always encourage students to cooperate and collaborate in order to build upon the skills that each participant brings to the program.
An ONLINE Program with ON-SITE Visits
During the course the participants will have the chance to meet their colleagues and professors in a real-live on-site activity: two complementary days at École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris plus one day of infrastructure visits.
One of our enrollment advisors will contact you to provide you with more information about the program.