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CCS Data Scholars Summer Data Immersion program funded by The Children’s Trust

We are beyond excited to announce that the CCS Data Scholars Summer Data Immersion program has been funded by The Children’s Trust and is launching in July, 2017. The proposal was led by our partners at Educate Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization with the mission to provide a path to independence for at-risk, homeless, and foster youth, through education, mentoring, and life-skills programming. CCS will be hosting 20-25 data...

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Real-estate-tech-startup Gridics partners with City of Miami to ease zoning process

Gridics—a Miami-based real estate tech startup—announced a partnership with the City of Miami that will use its Zonar.City software application across planning, zoning, and development functions. At its core, the proprietary software integrates all the regulations and variables of a zoning code with property records and parcels to allow users to create potential development scenarios on a 3-D map. It is designed to integrate with any...

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What Happens When Google Turns Artists Loose On Its Search Data

by Meg Miller | CO.DESIGN Data journalists work at the crossroads of reportage and visual creativity. They tell stories by shaping information like journalists do, but they communicate through visceral and compelling visuals. The same can be said of data artists, who emphasize the illustrative qualities of visualization over facts and numbers—but communicate stories in much the same way. As the data journalist Alberto Cairo, who...

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Inaugural SMART CITIES MIAMI Conference February 23 & 24

  The University of Miami brings cutting-edge research in urban planning, architecture, and engineering—in alignment with computational resources and analytical expertise—to aid in the design and development of more sustainable, livable, and resilient cities. This conference gathers leaders in academia, professional practice, and industry to examine the Smart Cities phenomenon in relation to emerging trends and technology. The...

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90 Years After Grand Opening Biltmore Hotel to be Born Again in 3D

  An interdisciplinary approach at CCS is using drones and mapping to view historic buildings in 3D.   The 26-story tower of the historic Biltmore Hotel (pictured at right) rises majestically into the sky over Coral Gables. Visible for miles, it's an icon, a landmark on the National Historic Register, and a lush and ornate example of classic Spanish colonial influences in Mediterranean Revival architectural style. Now, 90...

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