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TsinghuaX: New Science of Cities | 新城市科学


The New Science of Cities focuses on technology and city (TECH+CITY). It is not only the new "urban science", which uses new data, new methods and new technologies to study classic cities, but also the science of "new cities" that aims to understand how cities are affected by disruptive technologies. This online course is divided into four modules: Overview, Technology, Application, and Prospects, with a total of 13 lessons to systematically introduce the latest research progress of The New Science of Cities.

New Science of Cities | 新城市科学
11 weeks
4–8 hours per week
Progress at your own speed
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About this course

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With the advent of the Fourth industrial revolution, a series of emerging technologies, such as big data, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IOT), augmented reality (AR), provide new opportunities for studying cities and expanding their research breadth and depth. In addition, these disruptive technologies cast profound impacts on urban space and social life, and substantially change the research object of urban research. Under such background, the New City Science rises in response to the proper time and condition, and would revitalize the traditional urban sciences.

Many guest lecturers are invited to record this course, such as Prof. Wang Jingyuan from Beihang University, Prof. Meng Tianguang from Tsinghua University, Mao Mingrui, CEO of Urban Quadrant (URBAN XYZ), Cui Fudong, Director of GeoHey, Prof. Wang Peng from Huawei and so on. It aims to expand the knowledge horizon and frontier dynamics for everyone from multiple fields and multiple disciplines.

At a glance

  • Language: 中文
  • Video Transcript: 中文
  • Associated skills: Augmented Reality, Emerging Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Internet Of Things (IoT), Big Data, Research

What you'll learn

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The expected gains of the students include:

(1) Improve the level of cognition and understand the newly emerging city-related things, so as to judge its potential future development trends based on the current changes.

(2) Master the professional abilities and be able to use the new data, methods and technologies to analyze new cities and to solve new problems.

(3) Cultivate critical thinking and be able to examine current urban planning and urban design with a developmental perspective.

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