The University of Miami Urban Studies Program (College of Arts & Sciences) and School of Architecture will be hosting a one-day mini-conference titled “Cities 2030” covering the topic of urban futures.


Twelve renowned international scholars and architects will discuss and reflect on the future of cities and urban sustainability in 2030. Cities and regions to be discussed include Accra, Ghana; Dubai, UAE; Mumbai, India; Beijing, China; New York, USA; Nairobi, Kenya; and our own Miami, USA; among others.

The all-day program runs from 8:30am-5:30pm.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Alejandro Portes, co-author of City on the Edge: The Transformation of Miami.

There will also be an evening event at 6:00pm featuring a talk by Shohei Shigematsu, Architect and Partner at OMA/AMO, based out of Rotterdam, NY, USA.

The entire event is free and open to the public. Spaces are limited and allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

University of Miami School of Architecture
Glasgow Hall

April 5 @ 8:30am-7:30pm


3 Responses to Cities 2030: A Conference on Urban Futures

  1. Seth says:

    I’m a student UM on the committee organizing this conference and we’re super excited about its potential! RSVP as soon as possible because we are limited in the amount of spaces available!


  2. Matthew Toro says:

    Thanks, Seth, for helping to organize what seems to be an incredible event. We’re very excited about it too!

    Yes, everybody, the electronic RSVP form can be found here:


  3. Seth says:

    Hi everyone! Unfortunately, due to unprecedented demand, we had to close off the registration website for the event. With over 150 people signed up already, we’ll be nearing in on the Fire Marshall’s limits on the building we’re having it in.

    Thank you to Transit Miami for publishing this!


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