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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Who Should Attend?

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Leaders in both public and private sectors

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Practitioners, academics, and civic innovators


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Program Type Cost Register
Smart Communities: Definitions, Myths, History, and Future Module $199 Register
The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the City Module $199 Register
Smart Community Strategies: Lesson from the Past, Building Blocks for Success Module $199 Register
Data Strategies for Smarter Cities and Resilient Communities Module $199 Register
Smart & Resilient Communities (4 available modules at a 10% discount) Course $716 Register

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