Cities are built through the efforts of more than 20 professions, of which the most important are: planners and architects (“the dreamers”), developers and builders (“the doers”), and bankers and lawyers (“the enablers”). Building the cities of the future require a close cooperation and a continuing dialogue between these professions.
The course presents the major trends of the next 20-30 years and their impact on urban form, function, and life. The acceleration of datafication, information technology, big data and predictive analysis, sensors and actuators, and the internet of things change radically the way cities function, change, and get planned. Urbanism and real estate development are key factors in sustainable developments on the planet.