This Kickstart in Smart Cities provides you with in-depth knowledge on what Smart Cities are.

You will learn more about the different definitions of a Smart City and what it can do, how one can approach the Smart City concept, which technologies are used in a Smart City, and what the best practices are by going through real-life examples of cities from all over the world (bigger and smaller cities). Finally, you will learn concrete steps on how you can approach the Smart City concept and apply it to your own area of expertise.

The kickstart consists out of six modules:

  1. Trends & Challenges in Cities, Technology and Society
  2. What are Smart Cities?
  3. Smart City Strategies
  4. Smart City Technology
  5. Best Practices & Lessons Learned
  6. How to become a Smart City?

There is also a Dutch version available of this kickstart! / Een Nederlandse versie van deze kickstart is ook beschikbaar!


Your Instructor


Tijn Kuyper
Tijn Kuyper

Founder of Next Generation City: a Knowledge Platform and Community on Smart City Strategy and Smart Cities, connecting theory and practice, recent research and projects from all over the world.

Tijn Kuyper is an entrepreneur and Smart City enthusiast. While living in Barcelona, he became inspired by the way the city embraced the Smart City concept. In collaboration with the developers of the Spanish Internet-of-Things platform Sentilo, he created new business models to expand and strengthen the positioning of the platform.

With his experience in Smart City and Smart City Strategy, Tijn has worked as Product Owner on several projects for the City of Amsterdam and the Dutch Railways. In addition, in collaboration with several mobility providers in the Netherlands, Tijn has worked as consultant to further develop and implement the Mobility-as-a-Service concept in numerous new products and services.


Course Curriculum


  0. Introduction
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  1. Trends & Digitalisation
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  3. Smart City Strategies
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  4. Smart City Technology
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  5. Best Practices & Lessons Learned
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  6. How to become a Smart City?
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  7. Recap & Conclusion
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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