Master’s in Global Smart City Manager

The Master’s Program gives a multidisciplinary and international approach to the emerging technological tools in urban planning, especially those that effectively respond to urban challenges. Ideal for professionals looking to lead the digital transformation of urban design and sustainable cities.

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Academic Year (60 ECTS)


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The urban population is expected to double by 2050, making Urbanization one of the most transformative trends of the 21st century.

This Master’s program has been developed with flexibility in mind in order to offer engineers, architects, economists and urban technologists with specific training in city planning and urban design. It prepares students for effective city and regional planning as well as the implementation of urban technology to contribute to sustainable urban development.

Career Prospects

Students of our Master’s programs can take advantage of our extensive partnerships and relationships with a wide-range of entities applying technology, urban planning and innovate designs to cities around the world. Thanks to our experience in the sector, we are able to assist our students in any of their professionals concerns and guide them by offering exclusive professional opportunities. In the world we live in today, building your personal brand is crucial. We are here to help you along the way and get your name out there.

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Academic Content

  • Module 1: New Urban Agenda For Cites 4.0
  • Module 2: Smart Urban Development
  • Module 3: Smart Building And Equipment
  • Module 1: Infrastructures And Mobility
  • Module 2: Sustainability And Circular Economy
  • Module 3: Smart Networks Infrastructures
  • Module 1: Strategic Project Financing
  • Module 2: Provision Of Urban Services
  • Module 3: Citizens, Government And Data Valorisation

In master’s final 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.

Faculty Board

  • Ramon Gras Alomà

    Urban Innovation Researcher at Harvard University Co-Fundador d’Aretian Urban Analytics and Design MDE per Harvard University MEng in Systems Engineering per el Massachusetts Institute of Technlogy (MIT)

  • Jeremy Burke

    Urban Innovation Researcher at Harvard University Co-Founder of Aretian Urban Analytics and Design Master in Design Engineering at Harvard University Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University

  • Santiago J. Castellà Surribas

    Representative in the Spanish Network of Smart Cities, in the City Protocol Society, and the European Innovation Partnership in Smart Cities and Communities of the EU Commission

  • Xavier Izquierdo Vilavella

    President of the think-tank Knowurbannet for the development, implementation and management of urban transformation processes and Smart Cities

  • Hildebrand Salvat Rull

    Degree in Market Research and Techniques from the University of Barcelona and Diploma in Business Studies from the Rovira i Virgili University

  • Sergio Lozano Pérez

    Telecommunications Engineer and Doctor (UNESCO Program 'Sustainability, Technology and Humanism') by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia

  • Cristina Guillén Blecua

    Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Zaragoza, Master in European Economics from the Free University of Brussels and PDD from IESE

  • Albert Sorrosal Cuyàs

    Bachelor in Business Studies and MBA from ESADE (Barcelona). Key expert for the European Commission (DG NEAR) in technical support for the implementation and management of 15 cross-border cooperation programs of the European Neighborhood Instrument

  • Albert Mateu Fusté

    Industrial Engineer by lETSEIB - Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and MBA by UPC

  • Daniela Idrovo Alvarado

    Architect from the State University of Cuenca - Ecuador, Master in Project Management (UPC), Master and PhD in Management and Urban and Architectural Assessment (UPC)

  • Leo Blàzquez

    Computer Engineer from the Rovira i Virgili University (URV). Associate Professor at the Center for Higher Aviation Studies (CESDA)

  • Kosta Mathey

    Director of GLOBUS - Global Urban Studies Institute. Member of ENHR since its inception and co-founder of the Research Committee on Housing in Developing Countries

  • Tomás de la Barra

    President and Founder of MODELISTICA. Creator of the integrated modeling system TRANUS. Author of the book Integrated Land Use and Transport Modeling

  • Raül Rabionet Janssen

    Registered Lawyer and Engineer in Computer Science.Consulting Director of the firm AGTIC Consulting, S.L.


Alumni Success Stories

The students of our masters tell us their experiences with our innovative methodology and how their training in Zigurat has transformed their professional career.

This is just one of many success stories amongst the Zigurat Alumni. Many of our students go to work on internationally renowned companies in the AECO sector. To see more of these cases click on the following link.

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Our Unique Learning Method

This program provides executive-level courses designed to meet the needs of leading professionals that seek the flexibility and comprehensiveness of our online Master’s in Smart Cities. Our methodology is composed of seminars, case challenges, workshops, group work, site visits and live or recorded lessons from our global expert faculty board.

Real projects that are changing the world
Practical learning or 'learning by doing'
The impact of technology in engineering and architecture
Collaborative work
The grant that best matches your professional profile

Our candidates come from all over the world and our objective is to promote diversity and the enriching experience that a truly global program offers our students. We are happy to offer candidates interested in our Master’s in Smart Cities the opportunity to apply for grants and enjoy flexible payment options.

Alumni Ambassadors Program

Our extensive network of happy alumni is proof of our commitment to academic excellence. We are happy to put you in contact with an alumni from your region so you can hear their experience.

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