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Smart Cities Miami 2023

Smart Cities MIAMI 2023 Conference Focuses on Climate Resilience

Special thanks to Smart Cities MIAMI 2023 Presenting Sponsor Double C. The Conference is co-hosted by the University of Miami School of Architecture and the Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) in partnership with the  Climate Resilience Academy.

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About the Climate Resilience Academy

The needs of modern society are complex, and the demands and required knowledge bases within organizations evolve rapidly. Guided by its four aspirations (Hemispheric; Excellent; Relevant; and Exemplary), UM is evolving to meet these inter-connected needs—via engaging research, education, and service. The concept of an “Academy” provides a new, flexible, interdisciplinary organizational structure that complements and supports UM’s existing strengths. This structure will advance UM as a hub for inter-disciplinary research, education, and community engagement.

  • Infrastructure and Environment Examples of topics include storm surge protection; adaptation to sea-level rise; saltwater infiltration; smart city services and infrastructure; vulnerability and risk assessment; protection of natural resources (Everglades, reefs, sea grasses, aquifer); atmospheric and maritime projections, considerations, and protections; transportation; green, blue, and grey infrastructures; building designs and codification; urban design and codification.
  • Human and Societal Health Examples of topics include individual and societal well-being in a changing climate and stressed environment; gentrification and access to affordable housing; climate driven migration; climate impacts awareness; access to education; impacts of climate change and environmental stressors on public health, infectious diseases, pandemics, healthcare access and quality, substances and sexual abuse, and social and racial equity.
  • Economic Development Examples of topics include vulnerability and risk; assessments; property law; insurance and mortgages; real estate development; the economic impacts of climate change; infrastructure adaptation; and taxation and adaptation actions.