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Smart Cities & Urban Innovation


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Full program description

Self Paced 9 Hours Badge $597


Modules Overview

These modules provide an in-depth multidisciplinary orientation on the topic of Smart & Resilient Communities. They explore the history, present, and future of the ‘smart city’ concept, frame the future of our cities within the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution, provide a platform for a rich sharing of insights and best practices by experienced leaders from across the globe, and introduce the building blocks for successful digitalization and innovation strategies for communities, cities, and regions.

What topics will be covered

  • Understand how to frame the smart city concept within a larger context of sociological perspectives, technology trends and differing agendas
  • Understand what type of partnerships are required to drive community innovation strategies and deliver services effectively
  •  Examine the ethical considerations involved in arriving at the best possible ‘digital deal’ for communities
  • Understand the technologies at work in the smart communities space
  • Gain relevant insights as to what constitutes agile, effective governance
  • Appraise leadership skills required to succeed in this space, and skills necessary for yourself, your team, your organization








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) -

Thunderbird Managing Director and Professor Landry Signe

Professor Landry Signe

Professor Landry Signe is a world-renowned professor and leading practitioner who has won more than sixty prestigious awards and distinctions from four continents for his academic, policy, business, and leadership accomplishments, receiving as well the fastest reported tenure and promotion to the highest rank of full professor in the history of United States universities, for a scholar who started at an entry-level position in his discipline. 


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