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