IGLUS supports cities and urban regions to the transition to Metropolitan Governance, whilst serving practitioners interested in improving the performance of urban systems.

Executive Master Program

An action-learning program for urban professionals promoting the exchange of experience and knowledge about urban systems’ governance to make cities more
efficient, more sustainable and more resilient

Management of Urban Infrastructures MOOC

A comprehensive introduction to urban infrastructures, their management and and their governance

Smart Cities MOOC

An analytical introduction to the theory and practice of Smart Cities


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 EfficiencySustainability, 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).

Executive Master

The IGLUS Executive Master is a unique degree offering a comprehensive and professional approach to sustainable governance of large urban systems 

Smart City MOOC

Smart Cities is a Massive Open Online Course that offers an introduction to the principles of management of smart urban infrastructure systems 


Management of Urban Infrastructures is a Massive Open Online Course that offers an introduction to the principles of management of urban infrastructure systems 


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Post-doc positions in the governance of large urban water and energy systems

Tecnologico de Monterrey announces the opening of two fully funded 3-year (2020-2022) …

IGLUS Quarterly – Climate Change and Cities issue is out!

Our planet is warming under dramatic environmental pressure and its climate…

Lyon & Dortmund








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Contrast, a word for India?

Contrast, a word for India?

I always knew that India was a country with low living cost. After buying the flight tickets to Delhi, I started looking for a hotel in Booking.com to stay during my two weeks. At this moment two facts caught my attention: the lack of standardization in the location...

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New Delhi Module Video

Last month, IGLUS visited Delhi for the first time! Thanks again to the great team of the National Institute of Urban Affairs for sharing with us your experience and knowledge of the city and its challenges! Check out the video to discover the key highlights of the module.

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.

Two open postdoctoral positions in governance of large urban water and energy systems at Tec de Monterrey, for more info: https://t.co/ELQdK8ZX7H

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