University of Miami’s School of Architecture (SoA), and donor, Urbetica, signed a gift agreement on May 30, 2019, at El Colegio Nacional in Mexico City. (El Colegio Nacional is a Mexican honorary academy with a strictly limited membership, created in 1943 by presidential decree in order to bring together the country’s foremost artists and scientists, who are periodically invited to deliver lectures and seminars in their respective area of specialty.) This gift will provide initial funding to support research on smart city design and planning, extending the work done by SoA’s Responsive Architecture and Design Lab (RAD Lab), in partnership with IDSC’s Center for Computational Science on Zenciti, a planned smart city in the Yucatán peninsula near Merida, Mexico. Read more “Urbetica Signs School of Architecture Gift Agreement”
In March 2016, the University of Miami announced a hemispheric collaboration between the Institute for Data Science and Computing and the Yucatán State Government’s Information Technologies Innovation Center known as “Heuristic“, located in the Yucatán Science and Technology Park. Taking that collaboration a step further, the UM School of Architecture (SoA), its Responsive Architecture and Design Lab (RAD-UM Lab), and IDSC will come together to design “Zenciti“, a smart city next to the science park.
The University of Miami, IDSC, and the Yucatán State Government’s Information Technologies Innovation Center (aka “Heuristic”), have signed a strategic agreement to create a “UM Computational Science Center for the Americas.” The Yucatán State Government, on behalf of its Information Technologies Innovation Center, have signed a memorandum of understanding to formalize an agreement to work jointly on research, innovation, and technology projects. Read more “UMIDSC and Yucatán State Sign Agreement”
As part of a partnership to foster hemispheric aspirations and make the University of Miami a “Pan American University”, CCS visited Merida, Mexico, May 23-26, 2016. This partnership is part of UM’s deliberate strategy to take advantage of Miami’s geographical location at the crossroads of the Americas and at the heart of the Americas. Read more “IDSC visits Heuristic Technology Park, Mexico”