Global Smart City Management
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One academic year (60 ECTS)
Live virtual classes
Enrollment period opened
Start: November 2021
The new urban models must be conceived with more respect towards the citizens and the planet.
This program trains profiles of various backgrounds to become professionals with the ability to provide transversal coherence to all the initiatives and projects of a city, from a smart and sustainable approach.
Learn the necessary skills to enhance your comprehensive professional development in the globalized sector of the Smart Cities.
This program trains to design, develop and improve goods and services, to know and learn how to move in the new markets and to take advantage effectively of the business opportunities that rise with this new paradigm.
Strategic Perspectives & Business Opportunities
M1. The new urban agenda.
M2. Financing and funding the smart city.
M3. Citizens, data and decision-making.
Application of New Technology and Tools
M4. Connectivity and networks.
M5. Efficient, secure and rights-friendly digital management.
M6. Humans vs Machines: myths, realities and future developments.
Sustainability, Resilience and Urban Challenges
M7. Built environment and Mobility.
M8. Sustainability in the smart city.
M9. Resilience and external influences.
Master’s Final Thesis
In the Final Master Thesis, the students will propose a subject, an object of work within the framework of the areas studied in the different subjects of the master’s program. The work will consist of the development of a Smart City project applicable to some urban transformation process, contemplating the objectives pursued, its design, the actors that intervene, its scheduling, the economic valuation, the financing, the implementation, the expected results, and its subsequent evaluation, all that according to the instructions that will be provided throughout the program.
KNOWURBANNET was founded as a knowledge network to face the changes that the urban ecosystem will go through in the next few years. Founded in 2017, it is a driving group, a scientific community with more than 30 experts, which seeks solutions to the challenges that urban communities must tackle in the 21st century.
Services & Operations
Enterprises & Startups
and Digital Solutions
Smart City Consulting
Head of Commercial Outdoor Air Quality Management at AirLabs. Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford and an MBA from Henley Business School. Former Director of the Centre of Excellence for Cities in Ferrovial Services.
Industrial Engineer and MBA
CEO & Partner at Green Bending, helping launching startups focused on cutting-edge technologies, related to environmental, sustainability, energy efficiency for Cities and large corporations. Co-founder of the International Pneumatic Waste Collection Association (IPWCA).
Bachelor of Business Studies and MBA by ESADE
Expert in the development and management of projects, including legal and financial aspects. Key Expert for the European Commission (DG REGIO) in Technical support for cross-border cooperation programmes of the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI CBC).
Expert in local development
Expert in the coordination of agricultural programs for one of the largest Italian NGOs, which includes more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Director of International Operations at SOGES SpA and in charge of European territorial cooperation projects.
Experience in digital application
design, development and innovation
Developement digital capabilities of places. Founder of Unfolding Ltd. Co-founder and director of Sheffield Digital. Smart societies consultant for Perform Green, place-based digital development consultants. Non-executive director of the Sheffield University Technical Colleges Multi-Academy Trust.
Economic and Business Sciences
Doctoral researcher in Smart Cities. Experience in both public and private sectors. Consultant specialized in energy integration and sustainability projects in urban centers, new financing and business models, innovation projects.
Coordinator of management, communication and fundraising at La Dinamo Fundació
Implementation of the security infrastructure plan in the City of Guayaquil. Undersecretary of Planning at the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. PhD in Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation from UPC.
Msc Civil Engineer, MBA
General Manager of Ardana Consultants. Specialist on Public Private Partnerships for Smart Cities, structuring and project management of infrastructure and services projects. Collaborator at the Competitiveness School for Regions, Clusters and Cities (IESE). Founder and vice president of Knowurbannet association.
Our training is a 360º experience
Zigurat Ecosystem, beyond the Online
International Weeks, our Global Networking
The Alumni platform, specially designed for you, provides all the resources to help complement your technical and personal profile. By becoming part of the Zigurat community, you will benefit from all the synergies that will be generated around you to push your professional growthl.
Architect (Technical Manager) at Arch.Centre Consulting Architects & Engineers
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia