Center for Global Affairs

Connected Communities

Internet connected devices are everywhere! The course is modeled around a fictional municipality considering designating public money for a contract to integrate connected technologies into the community. Before doing so, the mayor¿s office convened a task force of government, industry, and community organizations to participate in the production of a connected communities strategy that will govern how the money is spent. This strategy will lay out the municipality¿s priorities, challenges, principles, and values related to this deployment. The assignments in the course will be cumulative and result in the production of a connected communities strategy for the fictional municipality. The goal of this course is to provide students with hands-on experience in considering the disparate characteristics and challenges of a municipality and of creating a strategy based on differing equities.
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