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
Smart Cities is a Massive Open Online Course that offers an introduction to the principles of management of smart urban infrastructure systems
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Photo credits: Andrés Chiriboga“Smart City” is a highly desirable label to link it with the performance of a city anywhere in the world; but, at the moment of specifying its definition and scope, very diverse conceptualizations appear. The same is true when trying to...
In need for a comprehensive institutional reform in India: implementing a directly elected executive mayor with mayor-in-council system
Article 243W of the Indian Constitution. ”Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the Legislature of a State may, by law, endow—(a) the Municipalities with such powers and authority as may be necessary to enable them to function as institutions of...
Put in the most elementary way: reform is a change in form; whereas, revolution implies a change in evolution. At this time, humanity has had to witness the rise of the so-called "Fourth Industrial Revolution" (or "Revolution 4.0"), a name that comes from the...
Seoul Module Video Testimonial
In the Seoul module we address the technological challenges that all large urban infrastructure systems face today. Particular attention will be paid to the role information and communication technologies play in making cities more efficient. This module is organized in collaboration with the Sungkyunkwan University.
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.