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

Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems MOOC

IGLUS MOOC addresses the three phases of the urban value chain: planning, governance and regeneration.

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 


“Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems” addresses the three phases of the urban value chain: planning, governance and regeneration. 

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 

IGLUS Center of Excellence Inaugurated

IGLUS established its first smart city lab in Gujarat, India, in partnership with Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) and Nirma University.

IGLUS Quarterly – Redefining Urban Players

The rise of the smart city expression in the early 2010s had a dramatic impact on the representation of the city as …

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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.

We are glad to announce a new publication series! With Caio Felipe's input on urban mobility challenges in Northern Paraná, Brazil, we are sharing the first issue of IGLUS Case Studies. More on our website!


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