Course name Working in Smart Cities
Course date 01.01.2023 - 31.07.2023
Institution Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Course language Finnish
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field 4everyone HUB
Teacher Kaisa Airo
Available for open UAS No
Level Master’s level

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Enrolment period 21.11.2022 - 31.05.2023
Implementation plan

Working in Smart Cities

01.01.2023 - 31.07.2023

Course description

Student is able to:

  • Explain the forces behind evolution of cities
  • Analyse trends in real-estate market
  • Forecast the development of urban environment
  • Identify digital aspects of cityscape and analyse possibilities and risks of smart cities

The study unit can be carried out independently. The course will include preliminary assignment and 5 independent assignments, which will be combined as a portfolio. The course will elaborate themes of:

  1. Evolving cities
  2. AI in built environment
  3. Digitalized cities
  4. Smart city -concept and platform economics
  5. Sustainability of cities and real estate standards


This is a Master’s level course and only for Master’s level students.

Assessment criteria


Course way of working and time table

The study unit will be conducted completely online. It does not include any contact teaching or lecturing. So the student is free to complete the course flexible.

Course info

The independent work will require self-management and time -management skills. The 5 assignments are not extensive, but require high academic skills and analytical mindset.