Smart Cities: What connects them and where the jobs are

The United Nations predicts that by 2050 almost 70 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas, increasing the need for smarter, safer, and more sustainable cities that are responsive to their citizens.

New technologies such as artificial intelligence, 5G, Big Data, data analytics, IoT, and predictive urban design will be leveraged to realize more liveable urban communities and have a positive impact in the economy, mobility, environment, people, living, and government. 

Join William Kao, BSEE, MSEE, Ph.D., an expert consultant on renewable energy, clean technology, and emerging technologies, for a brief overview of what connects our most successful smart cities and where the jobs are growing. Learn from regional case studies, focus on high demand job sectors, and get a glimpse of Smart Cities: Foundations, Principles and Applications, a new UCSC Silicon Valley Extension live-online Procurement and Supply Chain Management course starting Oct. 7.


  • What is  a smart city?

  • Components of a smart city

  • New technologies for smart cities: AI, 5G, IoT, Big Data, data analytics, autonomous systems

  • Successful smart cities locally and around the world

  • New jobs in the smart city sector

  •  A new smart cities course overview

There will be plenty of time for Q&A.

Job Market Insights is a weekly community discussion providing strategies for professional success in this unique job market. It is hosted by UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, the professional development arm of UC Santa Cruz.

A recording of the webinar will be available to registrants. 

Wednesday, August 12 at 6:00pm to 7:15pm

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