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What You Will Experience

In this fast-paced, first-of-its-kind Professional Certificate short course, you will learn from leaders in government, academia and the private sector to gain a solid foundation of knowledge for all Smart City initiatives while building your professional network.

  • Master the most critical aspects of Smart City leadership with expert guidance
  • Differentiate yourself with world-class Smart City knowledge and connections
  • Talk the talk with confidence about the policy implications of latest technologies, e.g., smart grids, open data portals, performance metrics, ransomware, intelligent mobility, and the future of work
  • Walk the walk with trustworthy resources to advance your own Smart City initiatives

Program Structure

This six-week, non-degree, course will be led by Syracuse University faculty experts and enhanced by practitioners with extensive field experience. Participants will be assessed and certified upon successful completion of the program. Additional readings and recordings will be provided to support live classes. Course content is aligned with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart City and Community Framework Series.


All professionals with responsibilities or interest in Smart City initiatives are eligible to apply. Fellow applicants may represent city, county and state government officials in all functional departments, school districts and special territories, community organizations and thought leaders, companies conducting business with municipalities, and organizations and individuals with Smart City interests.

The program is September 6 – October 11, 2022 and tuition is $1,750.

Executive Education
219 Maxwell Hall