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Examples of Smart Cities Collaborative Projects:

 

Smart City Zenciti Yucatan rendering

Zenciti

Zenciti is a smart city designed from the ground up, built on the experience of leaders in urbanism and technology as a prototype for the future.  The University of Miami’s School of Architecture (SoA) and the Center for Computational Science (CCS) will be collaborating with IT leaders in the Yucatán to create ZenCiti, a “smart city” expected to revolutionize the IT world with its integration of technology into everyday life..  Read more . . .

 

affordable housing

MAP: The Miami Affordability Project

MAP is an interactive online tool that provides rich data about affordable housing and development.  Housing affordability is a significant and growing challenge in Miami-Dade County, as it is in numerous metropolitan regions around the nation. Access to housing that is affordable for a wide range of residents is crucial for attracting and retaining a talented workforce and promoting economic growth and prosperity in our cities.  Read more . . .

 

high resolution mapping

High Resolution Imaging and High Accuracy Mapping of Informal Cities

This mapping project is an Ongoing Collaboration between the University of Miami School of Architecture (SoA) and Center for Computational Science. More than half the current global population lives in cities. United Nations projections estimate that this number will rise to 70 percent by 2050. About 32% of this current urban population—1 billion people—reside in an urban geography that is often literally off the map, illegal, and generally beyond the reach of government services and infrastructure. Read more . . .


 

 


 

Research News

 

Smart Cities MIAMI Conference Plans for New Future

MIAMI, Fla. (February 24, 2017)—The inaugural Smart Cities Miami Conference, hosted last week by the School of Architecture and the Center for Computational Science (“CCS”), brought industry visionaries, technology experts, government planners, and the public together to focus on the “disruptive power” that the mobilization of new technology will have in our cities and on […]

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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.

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CCS Member Dr. Wangda Zuo Receives NSF Grants for Smart Cities Research

Congratulations to CCS’s newest Member, Dr. Wangda Zuo!  An Assistant Professor in the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Miami College of Engineering, Dr. Zuo runs the Sustainable Building Systems Laboratory (SBS Lab), which focuses on developing cutting edge modeling and simulation technology and applying them to reduce building energy and water consumption […]

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MASTHEAD IMAGE SOURCE:  Songdo, South Koreo:  The world’s first smart city.

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