Urbanism Summit 2019

On 5/23/19 I attended the Urbanism Summit at the Design District, not really sure what to expect. I’ve always been interested in the future of Miami, as I have been living here for over 30 years. The event was organized by Andrew Quarrie, having originally started in 2016. You can see their website here: urbanismsummit


There were 11 panels, about 20 minutes each, with 3-4 panelists and a moderator. Topics discussed were Cross Cultures, People Centric, Futuristic/Smarter Cities, The Arts, Future of Housing, Transportation and Walk-ability, Conscious City, Urban Entrepreneurship, Resilience, Government, and Climate.




In between the Panels, there were Keynote talks by Craig Robins from dacra, Eric Gertler from US News and World Report, and Miami’s connoisseur, Billy Corben from rakontur films. The event concluded with a Fireside Chat with Andrew and Tony Cho from Metro1, where they wrapped up the event and discussed potential opportunities for Miami. It was definitely a full day, and all panelist, moderators, organizers, keynote speakers, did their best to convey how much they want the city to succeed not only for current generation, but also for those that are following in our footsteps.

PS. For a detailed list of all the panels, topics and speakers, go here: agenda

PS2. The impressive background art was created by Magnus Sodamin, @magnificentmagnus









6 thoughts on “Urbanism Summit 2019”

    1. Thanks for your comment! It’s good to be aware of the changes coming up to Miami, especially those who live in the suburbs, where we may incorrectly think these changes will not affect us.


  1. Hi Renee,
    I enjoyed reading your current and past blogs. Your writing is easy to read, interesting and informative. I especially like the art work backdrop from the Urban Summit and the earlier picture at Gaudi’s rooftop. Good to know what’s happening in the growing city of Miami. Looking forward to more posts!


    1. Hi Barbara, thanks for your comments! It means a lot if people find them of use. I will definitely add more content shortly. Take care! Rene


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