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.
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.
Module 1: The Concept of the City and the Global Cities of the XXI Century
Module 2: Smart cities and the New Urban Agenda (Habitat III)
Module 3: Strategic Planning of Smart Cities
Module 4: City Brand and Competitive Differences
Module 1: Urban development and social innovation
Module 2: Urban Resilience
Module 3: Governance and management of urban conurbations
Module 4: Geographic information systems
Module 1: Housing and buildings in smart cities
Module 2: Designing tools
Module 3: Energy transition towards a low carbon economy
Module 4: Smart Districts
Module 1: Bases of intelligent urban mobility
Module 2: Sustainable Urban Transport
Module 3: Intelligent road infrastructures
Module 4: Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
Module 1: Low Carbon Economy And Sustainability
Module 2: New technologies and models of urban waste management
Module 3: Circular Economy
Module 4: Industrial Symbiosis
Module 1: Technological networks in a Smart City
Module 2: Sensorization applied to urban services
Module 3: Introduction to the IoT and 5G
Module 4: Presentation Case Studies
Module 1: European financing through competitive calls for proposals
Module 2: Development of the Smart Project
Module 3: Management of the Smart Projects
Module 4: Legal framework of European and international tenders
Module 1: Private Partnership
Module 2: Engineering of processes of urban transformation
Module 3: Evolution of urban services: new benefits
Module 4: Transformation towards an electronic administration
Module 1: Open Government and Participation
Module 2: Knowledge for Decision Making
Module 3: The new paradigm of data: Big data and Open data
Module 4: Valorisation of Data
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)
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 CitiesLinkedIn
Hildebrand Salvat Rull
Degree in Market Research and Techniques from the University of Barcelona and Diploma in Business Studies from the Rovira i Virgili UniversityLinkedIn
Sergio Lozano Pérez
Telecommunications Engineer and Doctor (UNESCO Program 'Sustainability, Technology and Humanism') by the Polytechnic University of CataloniaLinkedIn
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 IESELinkedIn
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 InstrumentLinkedIn
Albert Mateu Fusté
Industrial Engineer by lETSEIB - Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and MBA by UPCLinkedIn
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)LinkedIn
Computer Engineer from the Rovira i Virgili University (URV). Associate Professor at the Center for Higher Aviation Studies (CESDA)LinkedIn
Director of GLOBUS - Global Urban Studies Institute. Member of ENHR since its inception and co-founder of the Research Committee on Housing in Developing CountriesLinkedIn
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 ModelingLinkedIn
Raül Rabionet Janssen
Registered Lawyer and Engineer in Computer Science.Consulting Director of the firm AGTIC Consulting, S.L.LinkedIn
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.
Take BIM to the next level with this Master’s program
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
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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