Fifteenth International Conference on The Constructed Environment to Explore Sustainable Urban Fabrics in Berlin

Prof. Thomas Spiegelhalter will be presenting at the Fifteenth International Conference on The Constructed Environment, themed "Sharing Practices and Sustainable Urban Fabrics," taking place on April 10-11, 2025, in Berlin, Germany, hosted by HTW Berlin - Campus Wilhelminenhof.  The presentation of his FIU research project, "From Blueprint to Footprint: Envisioning Carbon-Positive, Resilient Coastal Urban Environments through Collaborative Design Practices," represents a significant milestone. This meticulously curated 3-stage peer-reviewed project is well-aligned with the conference's focus on "Sharing Practices and Sustainable Urban Fabrics" in 2025, as well as its broader themes related to spatial design, environmental impacts, and social ramifications. Click here for more information

April 28th, 2024|Categories: International, International Conference|

International Symposium NMP 2024 to Explore Urban Sustainability and Carbon Neutrality, Proceedings to be Published by SPRINGER

Click here for more information Prof. Thomas Spiegelhalter will be presenting at the Networks, Markets & People (NMP 2024) International Symposium. His lecture, titled "From Blueprint to Reality: A Design-Built Analysis of Urban Sustainability and Carbon Neutrality," has been accepted as part of the Symposium Proceedings and will be published in a SPRINGER book. The Symposium, organized by the UNESCO MED LAB – Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (Italy), in collaboration with ASTRI Scientific Association and the National Italian Committee of ICOMOS, is supported by various international academic institutions and scientific societies. Key supporters include CETRAD – Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real (Portugal), NEUROLAB – DICEAM Department, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (Italy), GRUPO ANTE – University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), and LABOREM – Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (Italy). The Symposium will take place from May 20, 2024, to May 25, 2024. For more information, please visit the Symposium website:

April 28th, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|


Click here for more information In a remarkable display of innovation and research, the "BIOCALIBRATED: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR BIODESIGN PRACTICES SYMPOSIUM" at Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London, has been a hub of groundbreaking ideas and discussions. The two-day event, running from November 30th to December 1st, 2023, brought together leading minds in the field of biodesign. One of the highlights of the symposium was a research presentation on "SynBio-calibrated Carbon-Positive-Building Infra-Design Research". This insightful session offered a deep dive into the potential of biodesign in transforming our infrastructure in environmentally positive ways. The symposium also featured a stimulating panel discussion in Session 7, titled "REGENERATIVE SYSTEMS AND CIRCULAR MATERIALITY". This session was moderated by Alice Taylor, a renowned Lecturer in Biology and Living Systems. The panel included illustrious speakers like Pragati Vasant from IAAC, Ricardo Luque, Marcos Cruz, Sherru Aine, and Lola Ben-Alon from Columbia GSAPP. Their collective expertise in various facets of biodesign provided a comprehensive view of the potential of regenerative systems and circular materiality in contemporary design practices. In addition to these academic discussions, the symposium also showcased graduate projects from the FIU Design Studio, highlighting the practical applications of the [...]

December 8th, 2023|Categories: Biodesign, Carbon Neutral, DesignInnovation|

Research Workshop at Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC), Keio University, Tokyo, Japan (Designed by Fumihiko Maki) in November 2023

Click here for more information In a recent research workshop event hosted at the architecturally striking Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) of Keio University, Principal Prof. Spiegelhalter had the privilege of engaging with brilliant Ph.D. and graduate students, guided by Professor Wanglin Yan. Professor Yan serves as the Director of the Research Center for Climate Change Adaptation within Keio University's Faculty of Environmental Information Studies and is also at the helm of the EcoGIS Lab, a hub of innovation. During this event, in Spiegelhalter’s  capacity as a Global Visiting Professor at Keio Universitaet, he had the opportunity to share insights from my extensive three-decade journey. The focus of my presentation was "Envisioning Carbon-Positive Masterplans: Green-Blue Infrastructures and Adaptive Building Scenarios from 2018-2100," with a specific emphasis on regions spanning Europe, Africa, and the United States. In addition to his presentation, Spiegelhalter’s esteemed colleague, Takeru Shibayama from TU Vienna (Austria), brought forth valuable insights into "Goal-oriented Mobility Planning for Sustainable Urban Mobility (SUMP)," enriching our discussions with a broad spectrum of research projects. A highlight of the day was delving into Shun Nakayama's impressive thesis, which revolves around an AI-ML-assisted interactive online Food-Water-Energy Nexus (FEW) app and platform designed for a [...]

November 24th, 2023|Categories: Carbon Neutral, Climate, Energy, Food, Technology, Water|

FIU Researchers to Present at International Smart City Expo Miami Panel 2023

Click here for more informationThe International Smart City Expo Miami 2023 will feature a collective presentation by FIU researchers, focusing on the 'Net Zero Impact Panel' theme. Scheduled for September 18-20, 2023, the event will include prominent FIU figures such as Ebru Ozer, Biayna Bogosian, Marilys Nepomechie, Elisa Silva, and Sara Pezeshk. This gathering is set to host a wide array of experts from around the world, with representatives from countries including Israel, Germany, Ukraine, Australia, Spain, and more, providing a diverse and comprehensive insight into global smart city initiatives.

November 12th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Smart City Expo Miami Opens with Influential Panel Discussion: SCEM23

Click here for more information The first day of the Smart City Expo Miami (SCEM23) featured a notable panel discussion, moderated by Marilys Nepomechie and including Sara Pezeshk, Biayna Bogosian, and Thomas Spiegelhalter. The event, captured by photographer Tere Garcia, brought together global leaders in sustainable community development. The expo, organized by Bernardo Scheinkman, Architect, Urban Planner, and CEO at Smart Cities Americas, is a significant gathering for those at the forefront of smart city innovation and sustainable urban planning.

November 12th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|
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