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Smart Community Strategies: Lessons from the Past, Building Blocks for Success


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Self Paced 4 Hours Digital Badge $199


Course Overview

What can be learned from past smart city endeavors? What are the design principles and critical building blocks of a successful community innovation and digitalization strategy? Which building blocks deserve priority and why?

What topics will be covered

  • Recognize typical pitfalls of current and past smart city initiatives/approaches and ways to counteract each.
  • Assess failed smart community initiatives to determine root causes of smart community hardships.
  • Apply the “Effective Smart Community Strategies” framework to existing smart city initiatives for increased effectiveness










Thunderbird Professor of Practice Pieter Bas Boorsma

Professor Bas Boorsma 

Bas is a leading urban innovation and digitalization specialist & executive with over 20 years of experience in the 'smart city' space. He serves as Professor of Practice at the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. He also practices what he preaches: Bas serves as the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) to the City of Rotterdam. Bas is also Vice President EMEA of the Cities Today Institute, and also serves as Member of the Board, at the Smart City Association Italy (TSCAI). Bas is the author of the well acclaimed book "A New Digital Deal". (September 2017/February 2020 (revised 2020 edition) -


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To earn the digital badge you must finish this self-paced online course with a finale score of 80% or greater. It provides approximately 4 hours of content. Participants have up to one year from the purchase date to complete this course.