The Smart Cities Miami is a 2-day event that features a conference and a workshop. Registration is separate for these 2 events.
Day 1 this year is on Thursday, April 5th: “Smart Cities Miami 2018 presented by Hotwire”. The day-long conference explores the convergence of technology, design, and development in the shaping of a new urban landscape transformed by disruptive innovation. Join us for conversations with social scientists, humanists, engineers, administrators, and citizens, as we contemplate a future of hyper-connected environments and lifestyles. Registration opens at 10:00 AM. The Conference begins at 11:30 at the University of Miami School of Architecture’s Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center.
Day 2 is a hands-on half-day workshop: “Hacking Main Street—How can technology enhance public space?”
The Smart Cities Workshop will look into the design and development of sensors with a built-in capacity to deliver information at the point of data collection. The main idea revolves around the general theme of turning the “under the hood” processes of data collection and digital connectivity into on-site visualizations carrying intelligible messages. The smart city we envision communicates the information it generates from its ubiquitous sensors at every opportunity, as an integral feature of the built environments, rather than through dashboards on desktop computers or smart devices. The goal of these systems is to heighten awareness which could result in a cultural shift as well as an immediate behavioral response. To this end, participants in this workshop will team up to ideate and produce a concept (for system that delivers information at the point of data collection) related to any domain of public life, from entertainment to sea-level rise and health. Experts from the University of Miami will kick off the workshop with short presentations of key areas for consideration when designing these systems.