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”
The final presentations for the inaugural Design Your Coral Gables: Smart City Solutions Competition were held at eMerge Americas on Monday, April 29, 2019. The event was led by Joel Zysman, Director, CCS Advanced Computing, and Raimundo Rodulfo, Director, IT for the City of Coral Gables. This three-month Competition, officially launched in January at the 3rd annual Smart Cities MIAMI Conference yielded some great ideas. The Competition was designed in collaboration with the University of Miami School of Architecture, the Center for Computational Science, and the City of Coral Gables. Read more “N.O.T. Team Wins 2019 Smart Cities Miami Competition”
In Washington, D.C., for a weekend getaway, graduate student Marissa Lisenbee stumbled on a most unexpected sight when she decided to explore the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History last Friday. There, on the first floor, her physical therapy teacher was demonstrating an ingenious device that employs music to help amputees learn to walk again.
“I knew he was working on prosthetics, but I didn’t know what his project was,” said Lisenbee, who is in her second year of UM’s physical therapy program. “And I had no idea they would be there. I was really proud to see UM in the American History Museum.” Read more “Celebrating Innovation at ACCelerate Festival at the Smithsonian”
Children play soccer barefoot on a dirt field, and when they aren’t imitating the flamboyant striking and passing skills of their country’s greatest footballers, they roam neighborhood streets, playing other games or sometimes just looking for something to eat. If not for the efforts of a woman named Julia, many of them would go hungry. A 50-something community elder with an energetic spirit, Julia helps keep their bellies full, working with a group of other women to prepare meals that feed as many as 100 kids a day. Read more “Mapping Informal Cities mixes Activism and Architecture”
The weekend before Thanksgiving, UM School of Architecture Prof. Adib Cure was working with CCS’s Software Engineering program at Santa Cruz del Islote, off the coast of Cartagena, Colombia, continuing their research on documenting informal cities with drones and digital mapping technologies, as well as interviewing residents of the island known as “the most crowded island on earth.” Read more “Software Engineering Maps the Most Crowded Island on Earth”
As part of the Places & Spaces Exhibit, IDSC presents: Carie Penabad, Chris Mader, and Adib Cure on “Mapping Informal Cities” on Monday, September 29, 2014, 6:00-7:00 PM, at the Jewell and Stanley Glasgow Hall, School of Architecture, 1228 Theo Dickinson Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33146. Read more “Mapping Informal Cities, Monday 9/29/2014”