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”
When she got a message last spring about a new class focused on climate resilience, University of Miami senior Sophie Walenta was itching to sign up. The more the marine affairs and ecosystems science and policy major read about the course, which is interdisciplinary, problem-driven, and discussion-based, the more intrigued she grew. Read more “IDSC Scientists Contribute to New Climate Resilience Academy Course”
MetroLabNetwork.org has partnered with GovTech.com to bring its readers a segment called the “MetroLab Innovation of the Month” Series, which highlights impactful tech, data, and innovation projects underway between cities and universities. In this month’s installment of the Innovation of the Month series, a project focused on climate change and housing affordability in the greater Miami area, the Miami Affordability Project (MAP) tool was highlighted. Read more “Innovation of the Month: MAP Tool Addresses Sea-Level Change”
IDSC has developed a first-of-its-kind early-detection platform xsat.idsc.miami.edu for COVID-19 that will enable local residents to self-report symptoms and researchers and decision makers to visualize data and identify hot spots. By tracking social media posts, analyzing public health data, and creating an interactive online dashboard, University of Miami researchers, and others, will have the ability to identify new clusters of COVID-19 cases in real time, rather than days or weeks after an outbreak. Read more “xSAT Outbreak Tracking + Early-Detection Platform Launched”
Data specialists at IDSC are collaborating with national consulting firm MDB, Inc. in designing and developing an interactive evidence map displaying the impact of social needs interventions on health outcomes. “Our multidisciplinary UM team will effectively translate scientific findings and data into a visual evidence map to help physicians, researchers, and health insurance systems see patterns that otherwise would not be evident,” said Alberto Cairo, PhD, IDSC Visualization, Data Communication & Information Design Director. Read more “Mapping Social Needs on an Evidence Map”
Please join us for a virtual presentation and Q&A with Dr. Nicholas Tsinoremas and Mr. Christopher Mader, who are developing an interactive geographic visualization alert system using Machine Learning algorithms to provide early warning for COVID-19 surveillance.
IDSC data specialists are collaborating with national consulting firm MDB, Inc. in designing and developing an interactive evidence map displaying the impact of social needs interventions* on health outcomes. “Our multidisciplinary UM team will effectively translate scientific findings and data into a visual evidence map to help physicians, researchers, and health insurance systems see patterns that otherwise would not be evident,” Read more “Mapping Social Needs Interventions and Health Outcomes”
The first project to come out of the UM-Magic Leap Project Alexandria collaboration is “The U Experience” a mixed reality tour of the Coral Gables campus. The team working on this Magic Leap experience celebrated on Friday, August 16th at the Newman Alumni Center. The project was completed in time for the President’s Celebration for New Students taking place on Saturday, and being offered to 2,800 incoming freshman.
Read more “Magic Leap Mixed Realty Campus Tour”
Sandwiched between two national parks, Miami-Dade County has a shortage of developable land, an intractable problem that puts affordable housing out of the reach of low- and moderate-income residents who already spend more than 70% of their income on housing and transportation. Or so the thinking goes. Read more “LAND Affordable Housing Shortage Tool”
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”