Smart City is a buzz word. Technological developments bring opportunities for the city, but also social discussion. How do citizens and administrators deal with the digitalisation of the city? What questions arise with developments such as Wi-Fi trackers, cameras, smart lampposts, delivery robots and drones in public space? This raises not only technical, but also legal, economic, and behavioral science questions.
The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minor Smart and SHARED Cities highlights the smart city theme from various disciplines. The program consists of a combination of data science, public administration, urban studies, and social sciences. You learn about the opportunities offered by new technology and about the social issues that arise from it.
The minor stems from the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Center for BOLD Cities, a collaboration between Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam. Students who are interested in the development of smart and shared cities and the digital society can follow this minor. The program is offered in English and is accessible for both national and international students.