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Smart cities, IT infrastructures evolution, digital urban divide and internet legal framework in developing countries - Structure
Smart cities, IT infrastructures evolution, digital urban divide and internet legal framework in developing countries - Structure


GIOVANNI ZICCARDI , responsible for the course

Degree in SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (classe LM-81) Enrolled from 2015/2016 academic year - Laurea Magistrale - HUMAN RIGTHS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT - 2016/2017

Compulsory course or activityNo
Year of course2s
Term or semester1st semester
Scientific fields (settori scientifico-disciplinari)
  • IUS/20 - Filosofia del diritto
ECTS credits (CFU) compulsory6
ECTS credits - facultative-

General information

Expected learning results: The Course aims to give the students:
- Full knowledge of the main legal issues related to new technologies and their development in developing Countries and in the smart cities/metropolitan digital areas.
- Useful technical knowledge to correctly interpret the political and social framework involving computer science or new technologies in Developing Countries.
- Familiarity with reference to technical terms or innovative institutions.
- Detection capability of the correct rule to apply to any technical issue, and refinement of independent evaluation.
- Ability to analyze the legal framework of various Countries with regard to technological and digital divide.
- Ability to present the knowledge gained with language properties and clarity.

Teaching methods: The teaching activities consist of 42 hours of lectures held by the professor.


Syllabus: A) Surveillance and Security

- Air surveillance.
- Networking and security.
- Drones.
- Use of robotic systems in the public services.

B) Smart Cities

- Electronic voting.
- E-democracy.
- E-participation.
- Internet of things and integration with smart cities issues.
- Sharing economy.

C ) Developing Countries

- Development of the legal IT framework in developing Countries.
- Open source and free software.
- Freedom of information and human rights.

Readings: The study material will be indicated in class.

Prerequisites, exams and assessment

Type of assessment

Prerequisites, exams and assessment The course does not have prerequisites.

The exam is oral.

Structure of the course

Scientific fields

  • IUS/20 - Filosofia del diritto - Credits:6

Lezioni: 42 hours

Teachers ' office hours

Teacher's office hours
TeacherOffice location
GIOVANNI ZICCARDI , responsible for the coursegiovedì dalle 10,30 alle 11,30 scrivendo per mail a giovanni.ziccardi@unimi.itDipartimento "Cesare Beccaria"

Further information

Professor Ziccardi receives students on Thursday morning from 10.30 to 13.30 hours in his office.