Students learn about demographic and climatic changes. They
learn how urban change can have an impact and how resource and
energy consumption can be reduced.
The students recognize the connection between demographic developments and the developments of certain cities and regions.
They will also learn the parameters of the Smart-City approach and analyse specific situations and locations. Best practice examples are used to illustrate the objectives and approaches to solutions.
Learning Unit 1.1 Global Climatic & Demographic Developments/ challenges
|It is taught which are the main drivers of
urban change. Climate change, demographic change and social
paradigm change in different regions of the world will be
Students understand the factors that contribute to climate change and the impact of climate change. Students learn about solutions for achieving global climate goals. They will be able to develop scenarios and measures for global climate change.
In addition, students are taught the dynamics of population growth and the associated consequences.
Learning Unit 1.2 Sustainable Macroeconomics
|Intelligent solutions for urban development are
closely linked to the economic framework conditions of states,
regions and cities. Realizing opportunities for intelligent
change requires a fundamental understanding of the macro- and
microeconomic environment and its key factors.
Students learn to understand the mechanisms of the regional and supra-regional economy and the interactions between the private and public economy. Students are taught how to implement smart city projects financially as well as risk and stakeholder management.
Learning Unit 1.3 Societal Developments / challenges
|Besides knowledge of demographic and climatic changes, it
is equally important to know and understand social challenges
Students learn more about global social hurdles and current trends. You will be trained in future and trend research in order to meet the challenges of tomorrow and to be able to make correct forecasts for the future.
Learning Unit 1.4 Smart City Parameters & Measures
|Students and prospective practitioners must be informed
about existing and planned "best practice" examples worldwide
and research results in this area. Through the systematic
collection of current information, the Smart City database is
constantly updated and can also be made accessible to
The students have the ability to be autonomously and constantly informed about the rapidly growing knowledge and experience of Smart City and to generate their own contributions to further develop the Smart City approach.