By 2050, 2/3rd of the population will live in cities and 2 billion new urban citizens will reside in cities that do not exist yet. Designed and built from scratch, any smart city needs hands-on and visionary designers to create better lives conditions, worth living experiences and reinvent citizenship for all stakeholders: youngers, elders, families, professionals, tourists or dwellers.
During this 2 academic years program and an additional final 6-month internship, students become strong professionals thanks to an intensive project-based pedagogy, and a strong connection with the industry. See full description of the program.
The Master’s Degree in Design for Smart Cities is issued by the French Ministry of Higher Education.
The program's goal
Designers of complexity in an international culture
Through multidisciplinary approach embedded in classes and projects (interaction with engineers, managers, marketers) students coming from different countries (India, China, Singapore, Mexico, USA etc.) will learn and apply designers’ hard and soft skills within a global design methodology.
Focus on memorable experiences in the city
While addressing all human life situations, students will learn to analyse and understand contextual evolutions, lifestyles, values in order to develop innovative and disruptive solutions for meaningful experiences and services in a smart city.
Interaction with Industry and project-based methodology
Face reality through strong connection and interaction with the industry (teachers are professionals + projects are partnerships with international companies) in order to decide how we want to live together in terms of governance, citizenship, social responsibility and impact.
Invent creative and positive ecologies of living together
Using human sciences, technologies, management and an interactional culture, the ultimate goal of our smart city master degree is to create visionary designers able to build preferable scenarios for a better and more sustainable living together.
Master in Design for Smart Cities project: CITAVIS
Design in the public sector is activism, and CITAVIS will provide the supporting structure for collaborative change.
Master in Design for Smart Cities project: ADDAA
With rapid growth of population in urban areas of developing countries like India, there is very little preference given to the needs of the younger population.
Master in Design for Smart Cities project - M.E.R.I.S
MERIS is an ecosystem of robots that are designed to work underwater.