Smart Cities is a rapidly growing concept in both research and policy practice. It is viewed as a solution for cities to better cope with key societal challenges like energy transition, mobility and social innovation through extensive and effective use of big data and IT.
This, in turn, calls for new modes of – smart – governance, with the active involvement of a wide diversity of public, private and citizens’ organizations. In this Summer course, Smart Cities is being studied through three themes. First, we focus on Resources and Infrastructure (water, energy and mobility). Second, we focus the Digital City (Big and open data, geo informatics). And third, we analyze Social Innovation (new modes of governance and behavioral change).
The CuriousU experience is a one-of-a-kind combination of a European summer school with international taste in combination with a festival at the leading entrepreneurial University of Twente. Our summer school package includes: academic courses, music, sports, theatre, inspirational speakers and accommodation at the campus of the University of Twente. We’ve got it all. The last edition of CuriousU was a huge success with participants from more than 50 countries! Check out CuriousU and get inspired. You wouldn’t want to miss it on 11 - 20 August, 2019. This is definitely the only and best festival style summer school in Europe!