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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, developed in partnership with Cybertrust America, is aligned with the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Smart Cities and Communities Project and the Global City Teams Challenge.

WeekDatesLive SessionModules
Week
1
Date
September 6
Time
6 - 8 p.m. EST
Module
What do Smart Cities (people) want?
Week
2
Date
September 13
Time
6 - 8 p.m. EST
Module
Privacy Rights and Ethics
Week
3
Date
September 19
Time
6 - 8 p.m. EST
Module
Data and Cybersecurity
Week
4
Date
September 26
Time
6 - 8 p.m. EST
Module
Public Safety and Prosperity
Week
5
Date
October 4
Time
6 - 8 p.m. EST
Module
Smart Cities in a Platform Economy: Sustainability and Inclusivity
Week
6
Date
October 11
Time
6 - 8 p.m. EST
Module
Project Presentations and Certificate Ceremony

Eligibility

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.

Dates and Fees 

The first live session is scheduled on September 6th and the program will conclude on October 11th.  The program fee is $1,750.  Scholarships of up to 75% are available from Cybertrust America. 


Credentials

A micro-credential from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University can be obtained by actively participating in all modules and completing the final project.  An accompanying digital badge will support recognition on your social media accounts. 

Partners

Cybertrust America logo
Global Cyber Alliance logo
Global City Teams Challenge Logo
US Ignite transparent logo

Program Directors

Lee W. McKnight

Lee W. McKnight

Associate Professor, School of Information Studies (iSchool)


315.278.4392 | lmcknigh@syr.edu

Lee McKnight’s research interests span policy, economic, business and technical innovation in regional and global information economies. The role of information and communication technology innovation in shaping the global political and market virtual environments is of strong interest.

In addition, McKnight is interested in modeling new information systems services and applications and policies such as blockchain/distributed ledger technologies; innovation in cyber-physical security, advanced wireless services including Internet of Things, grids, Internet of things; 5G, nomadicity and mobility; Internet economics and policy; information technology development; national and international technology policy including for cyberlearning.

Austin Zwick

Austin Zwick

Assistant Director, Assistant Teaching Professor and Honors Director, Policy Studies

Senior Research Associate, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

102 Maxwell Hall
315.748.5115 | alzwick@syr.edu

Austin Zwick’s research focuses on social and economic transformation brought about by technological change.

His work has been published in Planning Theory & Practice, Review of Policy Research, The Canadian Geographer, GeoJournal, among others. He has also contributed articles for Municipal World, Evergreen CityWorks Midsize Cities Collaborative, and the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance.

His most recent co-edited book "The Platform Economy and the Smart City: Technology and the Transformation of Urban Policy" examines the challenges and opportunities technological platforms provide for ever-evolving urban spaces.


Executive Education
219 Maxwell Hall