Cities are complex. Evolutions and constant revolutions. Multiple and permanent challenges, problems but also opportunities.

We have designed this specialization course in Management of Smart Cities and Development of Inland Territories, which aims to provide participants with the knowledge and tools to enable them to become competent urban managers specialized in low-density territories.

The course compares urban scenarios, policies and trends with local and international perspectives in the most varied geographical, sectoral and social contexts, allowing to deepen knowledge in areas such as:

• Financing and Management of Urban Infrastructures

• Housing, Equality and Social Justice

• Climate Change and Environmental Impacts

• Planning and Strategies

• Competitiveness and Resilience

• Communication and Image Management

This course does not confer an academic degree.

Course available in face-to-face and online format.

  • Recipient

    Engineers, architects or designers; Builders, Urban Planning and Designers; Regional and Political Leaders; CEOs, CTOs, CIOs; Municipal Technicians; Mayors and elected; Public Administration

  • Duration/Schedule

    Post-work | 150 hours

  • To apply, access the candidate page in the following link: APPLY

  • Joe Dignan


    Joe is the Founder of Kintechi Ltd, an independent consultancy based in London focused on delivering digital transformation at local, regional and national levels. 

    He is a recognised subject matter expert in the digital transformation arena. A professional hybrid; at home in both the public and private sector, he has a background in the Public Sector (where he spent seven years as a chief officer in local and regional government focussed on economic development), ICT, SME linkage, economic development, education and digital enablement in the UK, Europe, the Far and Middle East.  

    He has taught at the University of Edinburgh and King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi Arabia. He is on the World Bank’s Smart City Expert Framework, a member of the Stakeholder Group for the European Commission’s Smart Cities and Communities Group, the EU-China smart city expert group; Advisory Board Chair, Senior Research Fellow, Visiting Programme Director, Special Adviser to the board of Digital Jersey and Botcoin in the Philippines.

    He is quoted by the BBC and has appeared as an industry expert on "BBC News at Ten" and "BBC World News" and has been interviewed by the Economist, CNN, Sky and Financial Times and Guardian.

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