Projects



 

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

 

UM School of Architecture and Urbetica Sign a Gift Agreement

The University of Miami School of Architecture (SoA), and donor, Urbetica, signed a gift agreement towards the advancement of the Zenciti living lab as a smart city platform and model for future smart cities.

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Join us at eMerge 4/29/2019 for Smart Cities Competition Final Presentations

Competitors will present from 2:00 to 4:30 PM on the second floor of the Miami Beach Convention Center (Room 210).

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Smart Cities Competition: Design Your Coral Gables Checkpoint #1 Thurs 2/21

The Design Your Coral Gables: Smart City Solutions Competition is an opportunity to engage citizens, urban planners, architects, engineers, businesses, and others—regardless of background or skillset—to design a solution that directly impacts the quality of life in Coral Gables. This checkpoint is designed to allow registered teams to present their progress and to receive feedback […]

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

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