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The city of the future is made by present decisions,

be part of the HOLISTIC APPROACH.

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What

A tool that gathers news, technical knowledge,
selected case studies and best practices
on the City Sciences field.
A meeting point for City Scientists networking.

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Why

The platform arises as a means to join diverse profiles
and talents, empowering the members of this new profession,
the City Scientist.

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Who

Professionals with a holistic view of the city,
who are able to address potential needs
or issues within the urban context, coming from
different professional backgrounds and cultures.

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Where

Up to now the Master in City Sciences (UPM) in Madrid
has been the meeting point for GCS team,
now expanding through the support of multiple knowledge institutions.

NEWS

5 ways to increase citizen participation in local waste services wrld.bg/JmRI303HL84 #goodgov pic.twitter.com/9Wufpp9alP Retweeted by Smart&City

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4 ways technology will change how we commute in the future buff.ly/2bx7RiT (via @guardian) #urbantransport pic.twitter.com/B0e9Wo2bks Retweeted by Smart&City

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San Francisco wants you to design its future transit system! #SmartCity citylab.com/commute/2016/0… pic.twitter.com/8K21WKL1PZ Retweeted by Smart&City

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Ayuntamiento de Valladolid da un paso más para ser una 'smart city' via @aszapla sco.lt/6gz03l Retweeted by Smart&City

'Laying down the foundations of a #smartcity is no longer solely for architects & engineers' buff.ly/2bUtEod pic.twitter.com/Oz3lYTW5AP Retweeted by Smart&City

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President of Consumers Council of Canada explains how standards increase consumer confidence ow.ly/wuCQ303AlqH pic.twitter.com/X9mETomLdk Retweeted by Smart&City

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I love this picture. Thanks @CitySciences . The master of city sciences of the #UPM in #Spain. One of its kind. twitter.com/CitySciences/s… Retweeted by Smart&City

In a 'thirsty' world, cities can work on these 5 areas to ensure #WaterSecurity wrld.bg/g0uZ303GfLb #WWWeek pic.twitter.com/2whvZqHeHM Retweeted by Smart&City

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UPCOMING EVENTS

OPPORTUNITIES

COURSES

Sep
12
Mon
2016
all-day IEEE Second International Smart ... @ University of Trento
IEEE Second International Smart ... @ University of Trento
Sep 12 – Sep 15 all-day
IEEE Second International Smart Cities Conference @ University of Trento | Varese | Lombardia | Italia
The IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2) is the flagship conference sponsored by the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative. Every day cities worldwide suffer from serious organizational and logistic difficulties due to overcrowding and adverse weather conditions,[...]
all-day Placemaking Week 2016
Placemaking Week 2016
Sep 12 – Sep 18 all-day
Placemaking Week 2016 @ Vancouver | Columbia Británica | Canadá
This September, global change agents will gather in Vancouver, B.C., for a series of events that will map the future of the placemaking movement. These discussions will take place at a critical moment, as Habitat[...]
Sep
26
Mon
2016
all-day Climate Chance summit for cities... @ La Cité, the Congress Centre
Climate Chance summit for cities... @ La Cité, the Congress Centre
Sep 26 all-day
Climate Chance summit for cities and other non state actors @ La Cité, the Congress Centre | Nantes | Países del Loira | Francia
Hosted in Nantes, the first CLIMATE CHANCE summit will be held from 26 to 28 September 2016 at La Cité Nantes Events Center. This major event will bring together thousands of participants from all over[...]
Sep
27
Tue
2016
all-day Climate Chance summit for cities... @ La Cité, the Congress Centre
Climate Chance summit for cities... @ La Cité, the Congress Centre
Sep 27 all-day
Climate Chance summit for cities and other non state actors @ La Cité, the Congress Centre | Nantes | Países del Loira | Francia
Hosted in Nantes, the first CLIMATE CHANCE summit will be held from 26 to 28 September 2016 at La Cité Nantes Events Center. This major event will bring together thousands of participants from all over[...]
all-day Smart Cities Week 2016 @ Washington Convention Center
Smart Cities Week 2016 @ Washington Convention Center
Sep 27 all-day
Smart Cities Week 2016 @ Washington Convention Center | Washington | District of Columbia | Estados Unidos
Smart Cities Week is a highly interactive conference and expo that showcases cutting-edge technologies, real-world solutions and proven strategies government leaders need to build more livable, workable, sustainable cities. City leaders will have an opportunity[...]
Jun
13
Mon
2016
all-day Diseño de Ciudades @ MOOC
Diseño de Ciudades @ MOOC
Jun 13 – Sep 12 all-day
Diseño de Ciudades @ MOOC
The course explores visionary and practical concepts of city design and planning, past and present, and how design can address such looming challenges as urban population growth, climate change and rising sea levels. Participants will[...]
Jun
27
Mon
2016
4:36 pm Becoming an Entrepreneur @ MOOC
Becoming an Entrepreneur @ MOOC
Jun 27 @ 4:36 pm – Sep 4 @ 5:36 pm
Becoming an Entrepreneur @ MOOC
Curious about entrepreneurship, but not sure where to start? Learn from MIT’s premier program for aspiring entrepreneurs, MIT Launch. Becoming an Entrepreneur is an innovation and business course designed for young, aspiring entrepreneurs who want[...]

¨Assembling minds, building cities¨

The Master in City Sciences has been a meeting point for professionals with deep inquisitiveness around the urban environment, coming from different backgrounds and cultures and showing a great performance in their past experience related with cities issues. The Master in City Sciences training has provided a holistic view to complete the previous partial understanding of the complex technologies and processes that shape our cities of today.

The result is the conception of cities that are designed and renewed globally thinking locally, addressing the specific needs of each place in a complex process of vision, analysis and project that promotes sustainable, efficient and participatory solutions. Problems, ranging from single micro-interventions to metropolitan scale plans, are tackled from the design of measures to maximize the synergy between economy, technology, urban planning, engineering and citizen participation. A global view of the city that believes in cities of the future.

From this  approach  Smart and City online platform came up. The aim of the platform is to be an international reference in all fields addressed in the current concept of city sciences and promote the creation of a new profession, “City Scientists”, in two ways: disseminating reference contents in this field and establishing an international network of professionals. It is open to collaborations from City Scientists worldwide.  At the same time, the platform will support an alumni for future Master students.

Collecting and sharing knowledge is only part of the cycle, reaching a recognized position in this field will support the consolidation of this new profession. The platform will be developed by a group of this future City Scientists who have participated in the first edition of the Master in City Sciences. This group will manage the platform providing it a holistic view from the Master to future projects in cities. A multidisciplinary team addressing the projects in a transversal way, a point of cohesion of disciplines that traditionally are dealt with separately, delivering innovative and scalable solutions based upon industry standards and good practices, collaborative work and state-of-the-art knowledge.

Contact us

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Smart and City

Madrid, Spain

info@smartandcity.com