mAct - MASTER IN city & technology
MASTER IN CITY & TECHNOLOGY The Master in City and Technology is a professional Master program oriented in training the new professionals that both City Government and Industry need in order to develop projects for the transformation of the cities using the potential of technologies of information. Following up the urban research carried out by the IAAC in the last years in fields like Internet of Things, Smart Buildings, Eco neighborhoods, Internet of Energy, Hydrogrid, Digital Fabrication or Smart Cities, the Master in City and Technology is addressing the question of the implementation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in different layers of the urban environment. The program aims to develop new categories of projects, technologies and solutions that can be extended systematically to the cities of the world, thus helping them to become more efficient and more human. Every Master Candidate will develop technological seminars, city studies, cultural analysis, and pilot projects in order to have a global comprehension of the development of Smart City Projects based in real real life environments. Participants will be introduced to concepts such as Open Innovation and will learn the new necessary processes and tools on how cities, surrounding regions and rural areas can evolve towards sustainable open and user driven innovation ecosystems to boost future Internet research and future Internet enabled services of public interest and citizen participation. They will be developing research on new modes of Economic Governance based on Public-Private Partnerships and decentralized collaboration 48
relying on the policy networks found in civil society. Finally, Master Candidates will learn to develop and implement symbiotic systems of organization based on real time data that can be further articulated into responsive systems and metabolic organizations, where small decisions can have a large impact at an urban scale. They will learn how to make projects that integrate the design of public space and buildings, the infrastructures of services, the user interaction and the technologies of information, developing technical, social and economical skills. This will allow to develop the new economy of city services and the new models of city management that boost the potential of the Internet of Everything. From urban planning to urban management and citizen-based services the Master in City and Technology foresee new city economy and new city management models through the creation of efficient, responsive, decentralized, productive and hyper connected systems to be implemented in order to build the city of the future.