IGLUS is a non-profit initiative of EPFL and selected partners, seeking to help cities better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the governance of their infrastructures with respect to the dimensions Efficiency, Sustainability, and Resilience.
IGLUS brings together practitioners (city managers, city officials, urban services providers, etc.) and academics from many different disciplines (amongst others, urban planners, architects, geographers, engineers, economists, management experts, and political scientists). IGLUS’ multidisciplinary approach focuses on infrastructures (technologies), institutions (rules), actors (organizations) and pervasive information and communication technologies (ICTs).
The IGLUS Executive Master is a unique degree offering a comprehensive and professional approach to sustainable governance of large urban systems
“Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems” addresses the three phases of the urban value chain: planning, governance and regeneration.
Management of Urban Infrastructures is a Massive Open Online Course that offers an introduction to the principles of management of urban infrastructure systems
IGLUS established its first smart city lab in Gujarat, India, in partnership with Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) and Nirma University.
While a large part of the world’s population had already been placed under lockdown, 2019's novel Coronavirus had a late arrival on the African continent. Since the first confirmed case on the continent in February 2020, South Africa and Egypt have been hotspots for...
COVID-19 – Municipalities leadership in a metropolitan context: containment approaches in Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi municipalities
Introduction Cause to the expected deepest world recession since World War Two, the COVID-19 (the outbreak caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2)) pandemic has had a detrimental effect on global healthcare systems with a ripple...
Ecuador: One of the most hit country by COVID-19 in Latin America, overview and analyzing the cases of Quito and Guayaquil
In recent months, Ecuador has been in the “eye of the storm” due to the dealing of the health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences in the social and economic areas in the short and long term. However, to begin with, it is important to...
Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems MOOC
How can you explore new places around the world and learn about urban affairs during the lockdown? Join our MOOC on Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems and start a new travel experience!
New Book: The Governance of Smart Transportation Systems is out from Springer
‘The Governance of Smart Transportation Systems: Towards New Organizational Structures for the Development of Shared, Automated, Electric and Integrated Mobility’ is going to be published by Springer in September 2019.