Smart and Sustainable CitiesSemester Course

DIS Stockholm, Elective Course, Smart and Sustainable Cities
Major Discipline(s)
Public Policy, Sustainability, Urban Studies
Paused Course
This course is currently paused for the Spring 2021 semester. It will run in other semesters.
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

People flock to the cities, and the trend only seems to continue. It puts cities under tremendous pressure across the world. Stockholm has come a long way in terms of ‘smart’ solutions that can help shape future cities: intelligent and flexible energy systems, ‘smart’ street lighting, intelligent traffic control, etc. In this course we look at the major trends and developments as well as raise critical questions – Whom are smart cities for? Who is involved? How do they contribute to the sustainable development goals? What about issues of cyber security? How would smart cities change the human-nature relation?


Mika Hakosalo

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

MSc degree in Environmental Protection from the Helsinki University and is conducting his Doctoral thesis in value driven innovations in Smart Cities for the University of Wasa. Project manager at the City of Stockholm. More than 25 years of experience in leading development projects and was initiating, developing and is now managing all Stockholm activities in the 5-year EU-funded smart cities and communities (SCC) project GrowSmarter. As Site Manager, he has the overall management responsibility for smart sustainable solutions implementation and demonstration in Stockholm and is working closely with industrial partners. Mika has also worked with the development and execution of Stockholm’s strategy for a smart connected city since 2016. With DIS since 2019.

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