Gerhard Schmitt is the professor of information architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and the founding director of the Singapore-ETH Centre in Singapore. <br> <br> In 2003, Prof. Schmitt initiated the concept for Science City, ETH's new campus in Zurich, a revolutionary interchange between ETH Zurich and the public. In 2007, he initiated the transition of ETH Science City towards a zero carbon emission campus. Prof. Schmitt's efforts in developing and transforming ETH Science City earned him the European Culture of Science Award in 2010. <br> <br> He is an instructor in the <a href="https://www.edx.org/course/future-cities-ethx-fc-01x-0" rel="nofollow">Future Cities course</a> at edX.