Smarter Cities through Systems Thinking
Kathy MacWillliams 100000GQFD Visits (2222)
The goal of this course module is to present the interactions between infrastructure systems, their constraints and limitations, and provide learners with the insight and tools to make better decisions about urban development. The approach of the module is to present several case studies of urban infrastructure systems, emphasizing the interrelated aspects of the city leaders, city services and citizens (both people and businesses). Through the case studies, students will encounter skills and technologies that will promote development of “systems thinking.” This capacity for “systems thinking” will allow future engineers, urban developers and city leaders to capture more variables into decision-making and examine options with multiple connections.