Closing out the presentations portion of the inaugural IDSC Day held on Thursday, September 28, Abigail Fleming, Esq., Associate Director of the University of Miami School of Law’s Environmental Justice Clinic (EJC), unveiled the new Displacement Vulnerability and Mitigation Tool (DVMT) created in collaboration with IDSC’s Systems and Data Engineering team.
Overtown opened its arms to Casey Munga nine years ago. That’s when the single mother of one moved to the historic Miami neighborhood after becoming homeless and nearly losing her son to a bout with sepsis that left him in a wheelchair. “We were traumatized because of what happened to us,” she recalled. “When we moved to Overtown, no one knew us, but we were never treated like strangers. Read more “Environmental Justice Clinic Law Fights for Overtown”
As part of a School of Architecture studio course, students recently spent a week in Barranquilla, Colombia, visiting residents in some of the city’s informal settlements and oldest neighborhoods. Then, they return to the Coral Gables campus to begin designing structures that could help revitalize those areas and address the impacts of climate change. Read more “Update on: Mapping Informal Cities Collaborative Project in Barranquilla, Colombia”
“Some of the greatest assets our country holds are our heritage sites and historical buildings and it is up to this generation to take a keen interest in preserving what we have.” This according to Dr. Christopher Curry, Chair of Social Sciences, at the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the University of The Bahamas (UB) and University of Miami’s School of Architecture. Read more “Software Engineering Maps The Residency, Harbour Island”