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Kursusnavn (dansk):Sustainable Innovation and Smart Cities 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Sustainable Innovation and Smart Cities 
Semester:Efterår 2016 
Udbydes, Digital Innovation & Management (dim) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Min. antal deltagere:12 
Forventet antal deltagere:
Maks. antal deltagere:60 
Formelle forudsætninger:There are no formal prerequisites for being admitted to the course. 
Læringsmål:After the course the students will be able to:

• Identify relevant problems within sustainable smart cities.
• Investigate and analyze a local setting and identify a relevant challenge to design for.
• Develop a concept for a product, service and/or process relevant for stakeholders and citizens.
• Test and iterate concept
• Critically reflect on their design process.
• Discuss their design idea in relation to the ongoing smart city discussions presented through the course literature. 
Fagligt indhold:Please note, that due to technical challenges, changes may occur before the start of the semester (week 35) – this applies to all sections of the course description.

Around the world cities are working to becomes ‘smart’ by introducing IT into the urban environments. An important part of this process is to optimize infrastructures, the flows of the city, and the citizens’ behavior in ways that make the cities more sustainable. This includes mobility, electricity, waste treatment, water treatment, smart lighting, indoor climate, parking, digital citizenship, digital governance, data-driven decision-making etc.
In this course you will not only learn about the various challenges and opportunities involved in making the cities smart, but you will also get the change to participate in the actual making a smart city.

In the course we collaborate with and design for the village Svebølle placed just outside of the city of Kalundborg and part of the Kalundborg Municipality. As part of the recently finished Smart City projects in Kalundborg the municipality has decided to make Svebølle into a smart city living lab. In the course we use the village as a field-site and you will design concepts for Smart Village Svebølle. Svebølle is collaborating with ITU because they hope to receive ideas and inspiration for use in the further development of Smart Village Svebølle.

The course will resemble a real process of developing and testing ideas for the future smart city. Therefore the course will follow a process with five steps, where you will make fieldwork, engage with local stakeholders and citizens, develop a concrete concept based on the gathered knowledge, make workshops and test your ideas, and pitch them for the decision-maker in Kalundborg (described under learning activities).

A design can both be a concept for a product, service and/or process relevant for stakeholders and citizens. You can either design actual physical designs (e.g. sensor netwoks) to test in the life scale city living lab, or you can design digital solutions (eg. apps), or you may choose to design management processes for change in organizational and administrative processes of help to the municipalities or local businesses.

The course is open for students from both Digital Innovation and Management and for students from Digital Design og Kommunikation. The groups can thus include students with different skills and background.

Ending the course you will present your concepts for relevant decision-makers, who may choose to proceed with realization of the concepts. Through this course you therefore get the chance to intervene in the making of smart cities in Denmark.

On an academic level we will discuss various legal, ethical and political issues concerning what future smart cities may come to imply. Which kids of citizenship is included and excluded in smart city visions? What is a censorious or an algorithmic city? Ownership of data and privacy. How does urban sensors challenge the notion of public space? How does digitalization of cities challenge governance and business (as usual)?
In Denmark – and else where – such questions and many more are still up for debate. What lies behind the hyped term of ‘smart city’ is a question yet to be revealed by real projects and practices. Through this course you will get a chance to be part and intervene in Danish smart city discourses and politics. 

The course does not follow a classical classroom lecture format, but will be reflecting a ’real-life’ process of making a smart city project in a particular setting. Therefore the course structure is based on the development process. The course will have the following learning activities.

The student will work in groups.

Excursions and fieldwork:
The students will go on excursion trips to field-site Svebølle (suburb to Kalundborg and part of Kalundborg Municipality), where they will do fieldwork and gather information by talking to relevant stakeholders and citizens.
Concept development: Based on the fieldwork the students will identify relevant issues and develop a concept for a product, service and/or process relevant for stakeholders and citizens in Svebølle.

The students will develop prototypes making it possible to test and further develop the concept.

Test on informants and iteration of concept:
The students will design a test-setup through they will get feedback from the relevant stakeholders and citizens. Based on this feedback they will iterate and further develop their concept.

Pitch presentation:
The students will make a professional pitch presentation, which will be presented for relevant decision-makers in Kalundborg Municipality.

Writing a process report:
Based on each step of the process the groups will write and submit a report describing their work. They will get feedback by the teacher on the written assignments, which will take them further in the process.

Lectures and supervision:
Throughout the course the students will read a set of relevant literature receive lectures supporting the various learning activities. The students will get supervision on their project work throughout the process. 

Obligatoriske aktivititer:Four mandatory assignments reflecting on the four stages of the process. The assignments will be graded with passed or not-passed. The students will get feedback on what they can improve for the final report. 
Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:CG: Skriftlige arbejder i grupper uden mundtlig eksamen., (7-scale, internal exam)

Submission: 20 - 30 pages.  

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