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Smart Cities for City Officials is an open-access online course provided by the Institute for Urban Research at Malmö University, as an outcome of the research project “Smart Cities for City Officials” funded by FORMAS (REF. 2017-01422). 

Smart Cities for City Officials features eight online modules designed for self-paced individual learning. Each module contains a video with an interview compilation of around 1 hour, also available in audio and written form. A written compendium with the videos content is also offered to be downloaded as a PDF file. 

Smart Cities for City Officials will also have two live events: An online workshop for city officials and a panel discussion in the international conference Beyond Smart Cities Today: Power, Justice, and Resistance

All the material is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. CC BY-NC-ND license allows re-users to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in un-adapted form only, for non-commercial purposes, and so long as credit is given to the creator.

The eight online modules of this program are open-access and free for anyone interested in the topic. Registration is needed to get access to the online modules. For participating in the Live Events, check the terms and conditions here.

There are no exams or assignments to complete the program. A certificate of attendance can be obtained upon participation in the online workshop and/or in the conference panel debate. The certificate of attendance will be issued by the Institute for Urban Research at Malmö University. Note: this is a non-credit certificate.


The Institute for Urban Research is a university-wide research center that brings together all urban research at Malmö University. The legal controller of the information is Malmö University (205 06, Malmö, Sweden. Phone 040-6657000). 

The data protection officer of Malmö University can be contacted in dataskyddsombud@mau.se. 


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Adriana de la Peña: adriana.espinosa@mau.se

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