Gold CoastSession 1,2Session 1,2

Unit description

Introduces the Smart Liveable City concept. Participants are presented with real life case studies and will explore how their home cities can transition into the future. This unit is delivered by experts in the field with both academic and practical experience, including past and current mayors, councillors, administrators, and engineers of dynamic cities.

Unit content

Smart Liveable City concept

Cities for people

Engineering infrastructure and asset management in Smart Cities 

SMART vs INTELLIGENT Cities: How technology plays a role

Public private & people partnerships (PPPP)

Decision making and governance models

Service integration

Inclusive and sharing cities

Recreation and sports infrastructure

Innovation ecosystems

Revision and future research

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • McClellan, S, Jimenez, JA & Koutitas, G (eds), 2017, Smart Cities, 1st edn, Springer. ISBN: 9783319593807.

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


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