Climate Resilient Urban Nexus Choices (CRUNCH) for carbon Neutral City Scenarios.
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Every two years the architecture world takes over Italy for La Biennale Architettura (Venice Biennale), one of the most prestigious international architecture events in the world with origins dating back to the late 1800s. Thousands of architects, designers and educators flood the streets of Venice sharing their designs and ideas on the built environment with the public. This year, three FIU architecture professors and dozens of students will exhibit their work on this grand architecture stage. Prof. Thomas Spiegelhalter will present and curate the event on Carbon-Positive Buildings, Green-Blue Infrastructure Scenarios for Miami and the Greater Island, 2018-2100, with an expert panel on Synthetic Biology for Carbon-Positive Architecture with Autodesk Life Science microbiologists and geneticists on Living Systems.
Carbon-Positive, and Synthetic Biological Architecture Imaginations for Miami Greater Islands 2021 -2100 The Miami Climate Resilient Urban Nexus Choices (CRUNCH) research for carbon-neutral city scenarios is a multi-disciplinary effort addressing the food, water, and energy sector. The Miami project analyses, codes, optimizes, and tests AI-assisted synthetic biology workflows and bio-diverse carbon-positive city designs and green-blue infrastructural scenarios from now to 2100. All designs focus on strategies for coastal Miami to adapt to sea-level rise, hurricanes, displacements, and heatwaves. These environments are the most climate-vulnerable zones worldwide. We are on the verge of a revolution where the same design principles applied to the built environment can be applied to biology and nanotechnology.
Professor Spiegelhalter with Prof. Renata Morbiducci, Prof. Christiano Lepratti are participating at the United Nations on Climate Change Conference, COP26 in Glasgow presenting the following projects in November 2021: - A smart village model for the Italian coastal territory Morbiducci R., Morini A., Vite C. (University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, www.unige.it/en) - Considerations on Sea Level Rise and the Future of Our Coastal Cities C. Lepratti, R. Morbiducci, C. Vita (University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy) T. Spiegelhalter (Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA).
Join us for an enlightening interview and conversation with Prof. Dr. Sir David Spiegelhalter of the University of Cambridge, Board of the UK Statistics Authority, Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, UK. This session, moderated by Prof. Thomas Spiegelhalter of FIU Architecture, will delve into the current applications and future potentials of artificial intelligence, machine learning, algorithms, and biostatistics, particularly in relation to the built environment, health, and well-being. https://fiu.zoom.us/j/95343504874?pwd=RFNxa3pBZUR5eEhHUk9CbUdCZTU2QT09Links Background Information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Spiegelhalter
The fourth annual SMART CITY EXPO MIAMI returns as an in-person event, offering a 3D Live Experience that is diverse, and dynamic. Spanning three days, the conference dives into comprehensive discussions, educational lectures, and expert-led masterclasses. It brings together global authorities in urban planning, infrastructure, climate action, and business. Aimed at empowering both the public and policymakers, the event focuses on unlocking the innovative and economic capabilities of communities. Topics covered include Sustainable Growth, Climate Action, Resilient Infrastructure, Smart Destinations, Inclusive Shared Cities, and Quality of Life. On September 18, 2023, Prof. Thomas Spiegelhalter will share insights on "Envisioning Carbon-Positive Masterplans: Green-Blue Infrastructures and Adaptive Buildings in Miami (2023-2100)" during the "Toward Net-Zero" panel alongside Prof. Marilys and Prof. Pezeshk. Program: https://smartcityexpomiami.com/SmartCityExpoMiami/Program.html