International Smart Cities School

The “International Smart Cities School: imagination, planning, governance and tools”, is one of the initiatives of the Tomorrow’s Cities Lab. This year, in a winter edition because of the Covid-19 emergency, it foresees a ten days program organized in collaboration with the “Smart Cityness Festival”.

The School aims to promote the city development in the smart, sustainable and resilient way through the more suited technologies according to a strategic and systemic vision. Moreover, the School aims to create an eco-system of academies, institutions and enterprises to create networking opportunities to promote virtuous exchanges and knowledge transfer.

The School target are public officers, graduates and professionals and is based on a design thinking approach integrated with lectures and practical case illustrations. The School aims to distinguish itself thanks to an interdisciplinary and multistakeholders approach to the subject, providing the participants with the tools and capabilities they need to operate in the tomorrow’s cities.

Each year the School faces the smart city concept from a different point of view. The focus of the 2020 will be on “Energies of, and for, the city”.

The teaching plan includes:

  • Webinar will focused on the Metropolitan City of Cagliari, case studies of European cities, theoretical insights and practical approaches on the year’s topic, enterprise’ products and solutions.

  • Co-working laboratories are conceived as moments of interdisciplinary design and planning between participants and experts. The teams, each composed by 5 participants, will work on the year’s topic applying it on the design of an area (i.e. neighborhood) of the city of Cagliari.

  • Open Key note

  • Final Conference with three Key note and a round table



20 November 2020
29 November 2020


Cagliari (Italy)
Zoom platform


Free participation.
Max 30 participants for thelaboratories. 300 for the webinar. Limitless for Facebook live streaming.

Participation in the School is free and offers two alternatives:

Full participation

30 selected participants.
The selection is based on qualifications through the evaluation of the Curriculum Vitae by the Scientific Committee.


  • Co-working laboratories (Co-tutoring Esri)

  • Access to Zoom virtual room to partecipate at the webinars

  • Record of the lectures

  • Welcome kit

  • Final conference

  • Book (printed and e-book) of the Winter School (lectures and projects)

  • Attendance certificate

  • ArcGIS Pro Advanced software license for 90 days including access to the ArcGIS Online platform

This option is recognized by:

  • Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Cagliari con 9 CFP (Crediti Formativi Professionali). How to get credits.
  • Ordine degli Architetti, pianificatori, paesaggisti, conservatori di Cagliari with 8 CFP (Crediti Formativi Professionali). How to get credits.

  • Facoltà di Architettura with 3 CFU (Crediti Formativi Universitari). How to get credits.

  • Degree courses, following the presentation of the certificate of participation, with a variable number of credits depending on the degree course.

Partial participation

300 participants

  • Webinar (access to Zoom virtual room)

  • e-Book of the Winter School (lectures and projects)*

*The e-book is a benefit reserved for those who participate in all webinars.

This option is recognized by:

  • Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Cagliari con 1 CFP (Crediti Formativi Professionali). How to get credits.


In addition to the aforementioned methods, it will be possible to follow the webinars in live streaming on Facebook.

Addis Pietro – Università di Cagliari

Bahramirad Shay  Illinois Institute of technology

Balletto Ginevra- Università di Cagliari

Bisson Mario – Polytechnic of Milan and Director of Edme Lab

Carboni Claudio – ESRI

Castan Broto Vanesa – University of Sheffield

Cavicchioli Cristina – RSE

Cighetti Gianluca – IBM

Cochinaire Clotilde – Huawey – Open Lab

Cois Ester – Università di Cagliari

Cuncu Ugo- UCNET

De Ponti Giorgio – Epta Refrigeration Group

Desogus Giuseppe – University of Cagliari

Ducato Daniela- Industrie verdi EDIZERO, Architecture for Peace

Epifani Stefano – Digital Transformation Institute

Fancello Gianfranco – Università di Cagliari

Gareri Raffaele – Direttore del Dipartimento Trasformazione Digitale di Roma Capitale

Ghiani Emilio – Università di Cagliari

Girardi Hoog Julia – City of Vienna

Giusto Daniele – University of Cagliari

Impagliazzo Carlo – CRS4

Lippi Roberto- UN Habitat

Lovati Marco – Dalarna University

Mandarini Massimiliano – Polytechnic of Milan and Edme Lab

Marignani Michela- Università di Cagliari

Marin Sandra – IONA Comunicacion -Malaga

Mastrobuoni Gustavo – Rogue Data – CTIF Torvergata

Melis Giuseppe – Università di Cagliari

Mills Gerald – University College Dublin

Monti Paolo – BTicino

Moretti Marco – A2A

Muntoni Aldo – Università di Cagliari

Origgi Gianmaria – Edison, Responsable area smart city

Ortu Gian Giacomo – Università di Cagliari

Pilo Fabrizio – Università di Cagliari

Roccella Graziella – Planet Smart City

Rosato Vittorio – ENEA

Vacca Giuseppina – University of Cagliari

Van der Horst Dan – University of Edinburgh


Roberto Lippi – UN Habitat – Smart cities & Smart territories: an effective way to approach the new global challenges.

Fabrizio Pilo – University of Cagliari – The role of data-driven sector-coupling for the development of smart, sustainable cities.

Massimiliano Mandarini – Politecnico di Milano – Design for Resilient, Sustainable and Circular Community Building.


Moderator: Luigi Mundula – University of Cagliari

Carlo Alberto Nucci – representative for Italy in Sottogruppo “Climate-neutral and Smart cities” del Mission Board di Horizon Europe

Anita Pili – Councilor Industry Regione Sardegna

Stefano Mameli – Direttore generale Città metropolitana di Cagliari

Maurizio Delfanti – Ceo RSE




Scientific Director of the School
Luigi Mundula

Organizational secretariat
Alessandro Sebastiano Carrus