Feb 12, 2019
A great overview of the smart cities topic - covered a great deal of information in a short amount of time, and provided useful perspectives through which to think about critical issues.
Mar 13, 2018
Excellent overview on different aspects of smart urban infrastructure. Course creators made complex issues really easy to understand, even for absolute beginners.
by Lee E•
Sep 22, 2017
Good for beginner, but a little bit too informative, which makes the course boring.
by Mahmoud B T•
Jan 24, 2018
High quality course/instructor/interviewees
Apr 10, 2017
Was clearly structured, contained great content, and constantly highlighted the key takeaways regarding the infrastructure of Smart Cities.
by David O L•
Sep 11, 2017
Good stuff and methodology. May be is interesting to include some examples of platforms (Fiware, Sofia, Sentilo, Spider..) to understand KPIs and control panels. Also to maintain more live the forums during the courses or to participate in some of the nets of smartcities. Anyway it is worth to be done!
by Federico S•
Aug 03, 2017
Very good course, easy to follow since it is very clearly explained. When the different cases were presented maybe I would have appreciated some more specific examples of smart cities real applications illustrated with diagrams or pictures. But this is a small suggestion, my overall evaluation of this course is very positive.
by Marie D•
Jul 11, 2017
Very informative MOOC, the content is well illustrated (videos, interviews of leaders, cities as a case) and well structured. Ideal to understand the concept of Smart Cities and understand the key challenges for urban managers and policy makers. A focus is made on Smart Urban Transportation and Energy systems.
Great job, thanks a lot!
by Clément B•
Jan 06, 2018
A very good course which give a strong structure to think about Smart Cities.
I particularly like the interviews and the different exemples shared at the end of the readings. It gives very good vision of what is initiated through the different cities in the world and what could work.
Thanks for all.
by Gontse K•
Jun 24, 2017
A great course! very informational and useful to use on the current activities happening in cities.
by Mythrayi H•
Apr 11, 2018
The course was extremely informative and the lectures had interesting insights to ponder about on smart cities and smart urban infrastructures.
by Hakan K•
Jun 09, 2019
This MOOC really helped me to learn about the steps of transition towards a smart city and how to manage them in a brief perspective. I firmly believe that, all this infomation will be very useful through my career goals.
by Neeraj K T•
Aug 11, 2019
It was great experience and great learning. Its worth spending time and money.
by Borja N V•
Sep 16, 2019
Good course, it gives you an overview on how a Smart City should be and the important aspects it should address.
by Minjung K•
Apr 30, 2019
by Ale R•
Dec 30, 2017
Great content, presentations quality good. Do the interviewed people were reading?
by Akshay D•
Sep 13, 2017
A lot of the course relied on memorizing key points with little effort made to explain the logic behind them.
by Arun T•
Mar 06, 2017
I have met part of my goals of taking this program. Thank you Prof. Mathias Finger. I would recommend it to be more data oriented like those case studies with specific examples so that it naturally converges to creating case study for a city at the end of the course as final project rather than optional study. Also, suggest to reduce discussions centred to challenges (the course has taken too much of time) and more towards different new services adopted by different cities to capture benefits/impact to the city GDP.
by Tilo W•
Jun 10, 2018
Positive: New insights are well summarized into separate categories providing good overviews. The smart city concept is put into context and provides a basic outline of knowledge to pertain to when talking about the topic.Negative: Boring lecturing, bad power point slides (in terms of modernity and structure), acted interviews.
by Rakesh K L•
Jun 29, 2019
Good course content..it will help me on the smart city project to define the priority of smart city initiatives.
Thank you so much
by Brian G•
Apr 18, 2017
The lectures for this course lacked substance. The quizzes predominantly asked for verbatim recitation of the substance-free lectures.
by Joao M•
Apr 01, 2019
This course is about generic concepts on governance towards the implementation of Smart City systems. It does not cover practical or technological issues.
by vaishnavi v•
Jun 21, 2017
THE COURSE IS REALLY MONOTONOUS AND THE LECTURES ARE DRAB AND REPULSIVE. PRACTICAL EXAMPLES ARE NOT DISCUSSED UPTO THE EXTENT THAT THEY SHOULD BE. THE COURSE CONSISTS OF ONLY THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE. IT DID NOT MEET MY EXPECTATIONS:-(:-(:-(
by RICHARD M•
Dec 30, 2017
More examples would be nice. Referring to more cities would be helpful. More examples, more concrete information would give more useful insights...