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Smart Urbanism
Architecture and Construction
Organization logo: Czech Technical University in Prague

About this course

In the course Smart Urbanism we illustrate how technological innovation has affected cities from history to the present, and on that basis we discuss future challenges and implications for urban planning and management. We focus in particular on the relationship of technological innovation to urban metabolism, urban morphology, land use, urban ecosystems, demography, mobility and urban society, and the way cities are understood and managed through data and information technology.

Expected learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to: • Identify the theories of spatial morphology and land-use on regional and urban scale • Explain the basic concepts of urban metabolism • Identify current issues and trends in urban transport and utilities • Explain the current trends in demography, socio-spatial distribution • Describe the role of public space in history, present and future cities. Discuss the implications of new technology on the usage and design of public space. Explain the principles of good public space design in Smart cities • Explain the basic concepts of urban mobility. Describe the historical evolution of transport technology and respective urban planning and design concepts. discuss urban mobility in Smart cities, social, environmental and economic implications. Identify the challenges for urban design and planning • Describe evolution of urban simulation modelling, identify distinctive approaches and representative models, their strengths and weaknesses • Identify the main incentives and models (trajectories) of Smart cities development, actors, their motives and roles. Discuss the main challenges of Smart cities development • Identify the main challenges to urban governance of Smart cities

Course requirements

The minimum number of students to open the course is 5. EXCEPTION for self-paying students: if there are less than 5 students, the course will be taught in consultations.



  • Local course code
  • Study load
    ECTS 2
  • Contact hours per week
  • Instructors
    doc. Ing. arch. Vorel Jakub Ph.D.
  • Mode of delivery
  • Course coordinator
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  • Start date

    19 February 2024

    • End date
      22 September 2024
    • Main language
    • Apply between
      11 Dec and 19 Jan 2024
    Enrolment period closed