Graduate research traineeship Smart cities

Citizen-Centered Smart Cities and Smart Living

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT)

The NSF-NRT project Citizen-Centered Smart Cities and Smart Living at Arizona State University trains the next generation of master’s and doctoral students through an interdisciplinary focus on the technological, societal and environmental aspects of citizen-centered solutions for smart cities and smart living.

Why citizen-centric solutions?

Varied backgrounds, customs and contextual factors result in diverse life experiences of a city’s residents. Therefore, one-size-fits-all solutions are no longer viable. Adaptive and citizen-centered solutions require further research and investigation.

Putting ideas to work

Students will:



Our program employs a training model that stresses integration and interdisciplinary scholarship and cooperation. Alongside the core NRT curriculum, students are provided opportunities to participate in industry-facing service learning, applied learning experiences, entrepreneurship and well-rounded research training that considers all aspects of smart cities and smart living.