Minor Smart Ways to get Smarter Cities
Students participating in this module are introduced to the field of civil engineering and management and society’s transition towards smart city urban environment & infrastructures. They learn how this domain confronts challenges related to urbanization, energy transitions and more accessible, reliable, safe and secure environments, and how urban life is supposed to be improved in smarter cities (e.g. through the use of smart energy grids, ubiquitous computing and location based services).
However, before these technologies improve situations and create the future’s smarter cities, they require a change and reconstruction of the existing cityscape: public space and critical infrastructures need to be redesigned, temporarily closed, broken-up, excavated and often result in a significant disruption of ongoing processes in surrounding public space.
This module therefore puts attention on minimizing the public impact of civil engineering work. It focuses on how non-invasive technologies (for example: GPS & sensors to monitor and guide traffic flows; GPS to guide secure and accurate excavating; GIS to integrate design information; and robots to perform inspections safer and more accurate) can help to streamline construction activities. These ‘smart ways to get smart cities smarter’ eventually result in less costly and less disruptive urban space transitions.
Start 1 september
Omvang 30 ECT / 6 maanden