How can smart cities address these challenges and become more resilient? And what role will people play in the design and planning of our smart cities? This free online course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex landscape of smart cities. You’ll explore what it’s like to live in a smart city, the role of systems thinking, living labs, open data, crowdsourcing and roadmaps. The course was developed as part of MK:Smart, a £16 million collaborative smart city initiative partly funded by a grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and led by The Open University, which developed innovative solutions to support the economic growth of Milton Keynes.