SUSTAINABLE SMART CITIES: AN ONLINE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES
At the intersection of Nature, Technology, Artificial Intelligence, People and Economy
July 5th - July 17th, 2021
CONCEPT AND OVERVIEW
During the 2021 edition of the EPF Sustainable Smart Cities Summer School, the students will study how nature, people, technology, AI, and governance interrelate and can be best engaged in planning and developing sustainable smart cities.
Understanding how the ecosystems – natural, human, urban, media, and economical – work together and impact each other is the first step toward innovatively address the challenging aspects of smart cities planning and to respond to the local and existing conditions. Thus, the implementation of new technologies can be optimized, and the hot spots are identified and addressed through innovation and new directions of research.
Ideally, in sustainable smart cities, all the conceptual pillars of sustainability constitute a framework for the smart city’s technological components. In reality, the planning process, application of technologies, and artificial intelligence are complex and challenged at the interface of the ecosystems, existing conditions, and infrastructure.
Which are these challenges, and how these ecosystems coexist, impact each other, and finally, the success of the project, constitutes the topic of the 2021 Smart Cities Summer School edition.
A DYNAMIC AND STIMULATING LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
A TWO MODULES PROGRAM ENTIRELY TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
The following subjects will be covered:
Students can participate in one or both modules:
July 5th to July 9th, 2021: AI and Engineering applied to Natural and Urban Ecosystems in Smart Cities.
The first module will discuss the sustainability approaches at the intersection of the natural and urban ecosystems and the city life cycle. The students will learn how natural conditions and bio-inspired technologies and design concepts can be used and contribute to the smart city infrastructure and planning.
July 12th to July 17th, 2021: AI and Engineering applied to Media, Society, and Economy in Smart Cities.
The second module will address the economic and human factors as part of smart cities’ sustainable development. During this week, the students will learn how circular economy and economic ecology are relating to to the social ecosystem, culture, and social stewardship in sustainable smart cities.
APPLICATION AND FEES
Registration and payment on www.epf.fr/en
The program fee is:
Each module includes:
May 31st, 2021
*A small number of scholarships can be awarded to selected students. For more information, please have a look at our website.
Each module corresponds to 2.5 academic credits*
Designed as a comprehensive two-week training program, the summer school encompasses
two modules that can be completed independently or together.
Architecture, Urban Planning, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Sociology or any related fields
Through a transversal approach, this multidisciplinary summer school will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of how sustainability pillars may be applied in smart cities and how AI, IoT, and technology may be wisely and effectively used for healthy smart cities.
THE PROGRAM OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES FOR:
Discover the previous experience on: http://bit.ly/SummerSchoolESTPParisEPF