This course will give you a perspective of smart cities from the viewpoint of technology. It will provide a context for the development of smart cities through a history of computing, networks and communications, of applications of smart technologies, ranging from science parks and technopoles to transport based on ICT. The course will cover a wide range of approaches, from concepts of The Universal Machine, to Wired Cities and sensing techniques, spatio-temporal real time data applications, smart energy, virtual reality and social media in the smart city, to name a few.
This class runs during term two, for one and a half hours per week.
Assessment is by coursework (2,500 – 3,000 words).
The indicative reading list for this module can be viewed at Smart Cities reading list