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”
Joel Zysman, IDSC Advanced Computing Director, spoke to a DDN User Group on how Advanced Computing is set up to “follow the data”. The design of the Advanced Computing core is split into 3 core areas: Big Data/Analytics, High-Performance Computing Operations, and Cloud Services. University of Miami storage is not local on the servers, instead, storage is in the middle of the data design. This design led to a series of SENSOR NETWORKS PROJECTS that fed into Smart Cities development. Read more “Series of Sensors Projects feeds Smart City Development”
The Smart Cities MIAMI 2019 Conference “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. The checkpoints are designed to allow registered teams to present their progress and to receive feedback from the judges. These face-to-face, real-life events provide excellent opportunities to meet and network with the other participants, city officials, judges, and UM staff, students and faculty! Read more “Smart Cities MIAMI Competition Checkpoint Two 3/21/2019”
The inaugural Smart Cities Miami Conference, hosted last week by the School of Architecture and IDSC, brought industry visionaries, technology experts, government planners, and the public together to focus on the “disruptive power” that the mobilization of new technology will have in our cities and on our lives. Read more “Inaugural Smart Cities MIAMI Conference 2017”
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. In March 2016, the CCS partnered with “Heuristic,” the Yucatán State Government’s Information Technologies Innovation Center. The SoA then joined the hemispheric connection, and ZenCiti was born. Named after the switched syllables in the word “citizen,” ZenCiti will use technology to monitor everyday functions, such as transportation and sewer systems, in order to help them reach their maximum capacity and efficiency. Read more “IDSC & Architecture to Build Smart City in Yucatán”
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.