Smart Cities Miami Conference

The University of Miami School of Architecture and Institute for Data Science and Computing present the 5th annual Smart Cities Miami Conference on Thursday and Friday, May 19-20, 2022. To aid in the design and development of more sustainable, livable, and resilient cities, the University of Miami brings cutting-edge research in urban planning, architecture, and engineering in alignment with computational resources and analytical methods. The annual Smart Cities Miami Conference is an extension of these efforts, providing a forum for leaders in academia, industry, and government to closely examine evolving theories and practices in the Smart City field. The topics considered vary in scope and nature within a general theme that is particularly relevant for each year.


All-inclusive $50 ticket covers the both days of the Conference and parking

University of Miami Faculty, Staff, and Students may apply a PROMO CODE for admission through this ticketing portal. Please email to receive the code.


Day One Thursday 5/19 • 1:30-5:00 PM
Day Two Friday 5/20 • 8:30 AM-12:15 PM (closed session immediately follows)



Parking Portal is open through 5-20-22 at 5:30pm | Click Here to Register Your Vehicle
Parking session is valid:  5/19/22 at 8:00 a.m. through 5/20/22 at 8:00 p.m.
Approved parking location: Yellow zone lots (Smart Cities will be in the building just north of Lot 436 on this map)

Important:  All parkers are required to register their vehicle’s license plate with the University to avoid issuance of a parking citation.  All parkers should be reminded to park head-in only.


The Day 1 theme for the 2022 edition is The Post-Pandemic Smart City: Automation, Decentralization, Virtualization focusing on technology and innovation in the post-pandemic city, providing opportunities to explore questions such as:

  • How the pandemic intensified smart city infrastructure and practices.
  • How the pandemic response accelerated the adoption of automation and robotics.
  • Will work-at-home and decentralization be lasting consequences of the pandemic, given the leap in tele-presence and conferencing technology?
  • How the pandemic renewed the interest and investment in Virtual Reality. Is the rapid development of the “Metaverse” a consequence of COVID-19?
  • How will the new transformative technology and practices impact individual rights and privacy?


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: We are pleased to announce the Day 1 keynote speaker will be MIT Prof. Skylar Tibbits, co-Director and Founder of the Self-Assembly Lab housed at MIT’s International Design Center.


PANEL 1: The Post-Pandemic Smart City: Challenges and Opportunities

The panel examines how technological breakthroughs accelerated by the pandemic intensifies infrastructural investment in smart cities while prompting new legal and ethical questions.

PANEL 2: From Zoom to XR

The pandemic intensified the use of digital media for teleconferencing and remote work/learning, renewing interest and investment in XR technology. The panel examines the gamut of rapidly evolving technologies that are reshaping and extending reality, gaging their impact on the city.

PANEL 3: Disrupting the Building Industry

Labor and supply-chain shortages during the pandemic prompted and accelerated technology-driven solutions. The panel discusses how intensified deployments of prefabrication, automation, robotics, and additive manufacturing are disrupting the building industry.



The Day 2 theme is centered around BIM (Building Information Modelling) and is sponsored by Constructora Conconcreto.

Join for coffee and light breakfast at 8:30 AM.

Day 2 opens at 9:00 AM

PANEL 1: Smart Construction for Smart Cities

PANEL 2: Multimodel Simulation for Smart Infrastructure

PANEL 3: How Digitization can Promote Sustainability in one of the Least Eco-Friendly Sectors

12:15 End

Afternoon (Closed Session): How can supply-chain efficiencies be achieved from the design stage?








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