[ApaIllinois] FREE Online Course: TechniCity (CM|15)

Paula Freeze, APA-IL Editor editor at ilapa.org
Thu Nov 29 07:13:48 CST 2012

Jennifer Evans-Cowley (The Ohio State University) and Tom Sanchez (Virginia Tech) will be teaching a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) in Spring 2013 called TechniCity. Learn more at https://www.coursera.org/course/techcity.



We are part of the real-time city. The increasing availability of networks, sensors and mobile technologies allows for new approaches to address the challenges that our cities face. The way we understand cities is undergoing sweeping transformation, right along with the analytical tools we use to design our cities and the communication tools we use to engage people. Absorbing, studying and understanding the role of technology from a critical viewpoint allows us to generate creative ideas for improving our cities. 

This course begins by examining how our cities are changing. We then jump into how technology is used to engage with the public to support decision-making. Participants will then examine tools for analyzing the city. Then we jump into exploring the infrastructure that makes the real time city possible. And rounding out the course is an exploration of entrepreneurial urbanism, looking at how creativity can spawn technological innovation. You'll hear from technological innovators and thought leaders about all of these topics.

This course is free and open to anyone that would like to take it. It has been approved for 15 hours of CM credit.
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