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 digitization 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.