The value of Smart Cities

The concept of an intelligent, connected and sustainable city is becoming more advanced, according to the Smart City Index 2019. Cities like Singapore, Zurich, Oslo and in Spain; Bilbao, Madrid or Barcelona are within the ranking that evaluates the level of development and strategies for better energy efficiency, mobility or environmental impact. The main aim of a smart city is to contribute to a better quality of life of all its inhabitants.

Smart cities are not developed on the whim. The current situation shows their importance and the difference that a smart city can make.  The multinational Toyota has designed a plan to build a reference city, Woven City on Mount Fuji, Japan. This city will become an experiment and new technologies will be implemented in its entire environment; using hydrogen fuel cells, roofs with photovoltaic panels, robotics for the construction of homes and for their internal functioning, all the vehicles that pass through the city will be totally autonomous and the houses will be sensitized. They will even replenish the refrigerator and will monitor the state of health of their occupants.


Projects like this one give us a global vision of what we can become as a society and how technology can contribute to its development, solving all types of problems and building a better world for all. To achieve this goal, we need professionals capable of designing and developing smart cities. To make this possible, we offer the Master’s Degree in Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, a degree focused on preparing specialists capable of leading smart city projects.

You can benefit from a 25% discount if you are one of the first 5 students registered in our online and blended Master in Smart Cities.




Juan Manuel Corchado

Full Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Automation, University of Salamanca, Spain.


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