Combining urban planning and energy management, in-depth engineering skills and innovation management techniques, studying for the MSc Energy for Smart Cities enables students to play a critical role in shaping a rapidly urbanising world, and exploring how to create smarter, more sustainable and resource-efficient communities. Master's in Energy for Smart Cities has strong partnerships with internationally renowned businesses, smaller companies and a network of start-ups, who actively participate in the programme to ensure it remains current and relevant to their needs — and to yours. Experts from the private sector, municipalities and other government bodies also take classes and give guest lectures. In your first year, you will combine electrical and mechanical engineering courses with energy-related socio-economic subjects. You will have the opportunity to take general and option-specific elective courses that enable you to specialise in areas that interest you most.
Sustainability/Circularity Master Thesis - Amsterdam Smart City
Hey everyone, I'm in my last semester right now and I'm supposed to submit a Master's Thesis by February. I have always been interested with everything regarding smart cities. Previously, I had done sort of a mini thesis if you will, on the awareness among citizens about smart cities and how they can be involved more in the planning and development of such cities and not just solely focusing on the technology aspect. I would like to further explore how people from different cultures think differently and basically have different mindsets and opinions about smart cities.
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The paper aims to investigate how a net zero energy building could be optimised in order to shift to net zero emission building by balancing greenhouse gas GHG emissions from the operational energy use and materials embodied emissions with those from onsite renewable energy in the tropical rainforest climate of Singapore. Guided by Norwegian ZEB guideline, the principles of the Life cycle assessment LCA methodology are used to calculate the total GHG emissions profile of the case study, which focuses on operational emissions and materials embodied emissions. The system boundary for LCA includes the embodied emissions from materials for the transport of materials A4 and replacement B4 of new materials in addition to the production stage A1-A3. These calculations provide an overview of the emissions profile of the Singaporean net zero energy building is provided, outlining the need to address the high embodied emissions. More importantly, the main emissions drivers, concrete and steel, are revealed from the results.
Cities around the world are increasingly suffering from noise pollution, congestion, gridlock and harmful air pollution. Many urban agglomerations are also facing the challenges of poverty, uncontrolled growth, mountains of rubbish, power cuts or a lack of or inadequate drinking water. Missing sewage systems and sanitation facilities, but also shortcomings in public and domestic safety are affecting the life of millions of people. The increasing impact of climate change with floods, water shortages and cyclones is challenging more and more cities.