Three-day short course about innovation within urban areas focusing on strategy, ecosystems, and technological factors which affect all key stakeholders within smart places.

This CPD course in Digital Transformation & Smart Places is an intensive three-day programme to run at the Craiglockhart campus, as part of the Business School at Edinburgh Napier University.

Participants will study the key concepts of smart city governance framework in relation to smart city projects and transitions, under the direction of a team specialised in diverse areas within the field of urban innovation. The framework concerns the governance of three key pillars underpinning smart city initiatives, as follows:

1. Urban strategic framework
2. Urban innovation ecosystem
3. Urban technological infrastructure 

Relative to the framework, participants will enhance their understanding of digital transformation in urban areas as well as potential challenges that can be addressed through the building of theoretical knowledge combined with real-life examples from within the smart city domain. Our dynamic team will deliver practical sessions encouraging participants to reflect on their own practice through open discussions, case study analyses, and role play activities to facilitate the transition from theory to practice.   

More information about the short course

This intensive three-day CPD programme to run at the Craiglockhart campus, as part of the Business School at Edinburgh Napier University. Participants will study the key concepts of the smart city governance framework about smart city projects and transitions, under the direction of a team specialised in diverse areas within the field of urban innovation.

The main rationale for this course is to provide an in-depth understanding of the digital technologies, infrastructure, and social-political forces shaping the future of our urban environments. Sustaining the digital transformation of urban infrastructure assets and services requires governments to actively engage with the smart city domain based on three core pillars of smart city governance: urban strategic framework, urban innovation ecosystem, and urban technological infrastructure.

Entry requirements

Experience of working in the smart cities domain in either the private or public sector. 

How you'll be taught

Face-to-face in teaching classrooms at Craiglockhart campus, ENU. All tutors are experts in their respective fields and are both academically accomplished and professionally recognised.

Assessments

Formative assessments in the form of discussions and quizzes.

Dates

1-3 March 2023

Fees

£750 per attendee