Thursday, May 23, 2019 |  Miami Design District | 8:30AM – 3:30PM

The future of cities, their makers, and dwellers.



Since its inception in 2016, Urbanism Summit has functioned as a multidisciplinary platform bringing together professionals, city governments, community stakeholders and innovators tackling inefficiencies in urbanization as it applies to the future of cities, their makers and dwellers. Our focus is on innovative and educational activations bridging professional and stakeholder silos for a more collaborative and people-centric approach to urbanism. 

Facilitating action-based discussions, we aim to help provide strategies for shaping the future built environment – transportation, urban planning/design, development, construction, architecture, policy making, wellness, climate/environment, smart cities, entrepreneurship, arts/culture, and more – with people in mind.

Theme “INTRAPLANETARY” = people-centric collaborative urbanism.


The Urbanism Summit is shaping up to include a diverse group of speakers and panelists. 

Craig Robins

President and CEO, Dacra

Eric Gertler

Executive Chairman of U.S. News & World Report

Billy Corben

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker, Cocaine Cowboys, Screwball

Alicia Torrez

Consultant for FDOT, Media Relations Group

John Quelch

Dean, Miami Business School

Lisa Merkle

Co-Founder, Box Greens

David Polinsky, Ph.D.

Engineer, real estate developer/builder


Artist, Primary Projects

Stefano Giussani

Co-Founder/CEO, Lissoni Inc.

Dan & Kathryn Mikesell

Founders, Fountainhead Residency

Samuel Baum

Command Pilot, Launch Sequence

Casey Zap

Co-founder, Center for Subtropical Affairs

Dr. Pandwe Gibson

Founder, EcoTech Visions

Aaron Demayo

Founder, Future Vision Studios

Ashley Peeler

Wellness Coach/ Toxicity Expert

Robert Young

Strategic Storyteller at Raconteur Seven, LLC

Luiza Leite

Urban Planner, Dover Kohl

René Bello

Real Estate Developer

Dana Wall

Senior Project Manager, Street Plans

Aric Kurzman

Legal & Business Affairs at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Max Pierre

Cultural Contributor, SimplyGood Miami & Little River Social Club

James Brazil

Designer, researcher and curator of urban + public architecture

Gessica Tortolano

Head Instructor of the UX/UI Immersive program at Wyncode Academy

Tony Cho

Real Estate Developer, Metro1

Glenda Puente, AIA


Shaan Patel

Architect/Urban Planner/ Writer, The Tanin Group

Anna Prisse

Community Director for WeWork Miami 

Kobi Karp, R.A., AIA, NCARB

Founder and Principal of Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Inc

Najja Moon

Artist. Co-Founder, BLCK Family. Co-Creator, This Girls Lunchbox

Andrew Frey

Director of Development, Fortis Design + Build

Joseph Eisenberg

CNU-A, EcoDistricts AP, Planner II – UDRB and WDRC 

Ryan Shear

Principal of PMG

Michal Aviv

Co-Founder of  BVM DEVELOPMENT LLC | Upper Buena Vista

Chris Baraloto, Ph.D

Director, International Center for Tropical Botany, FIU Tropics

Akie Smythe

Co-founder, In Good Company Miami

Axel Void


Jane Carrick

Research Associate, University of Miami’s Coral Restoration Laboratory 

Ian Wogan

Co-Founder/Certified Arborist, True Tree Services

Keon Williams

Assistant Director, Urban Philanthropies

Tiffany Troxler

Director of Science for the Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC)

Patrick Shearer

Project Engineer, ESciences

Germane Barnes

Director of Studio Barnes


Bianca Erickson

Founder + Host, The Joyful Hour

Ekaterina Juskowski

Communications/ Urbanism Summit, Founder @miamigirlsorg Editor @miamigirlmag

Aaron Glickman

Director and Producer,

Lance Dixon

Storytelling Producer, The New Tropic

Vivienne Arango

Creative Director

Chris Adamo

Chief Business Officer,

Austin Kourian

Austin Kourakin (M.S, CLC), Author and Executive Coach

Andrew Quarrie

Founder/CEO, Urbanism Summit

Richard Robinson

Founder, RISE NEWS Group


Short panels and keynotes.  Followed by Q&A.

Cross Culture

Breaking down barriers for collaboration


The people factor

Smart Cities

Technology and the future of cities

The Arts

The ethos of urban culture

The Future of Housing

Affordability and climate adaptivity


How we move in the future

Conscious City

The future of health and wellness

Urban Entrepreneurs

We built this city


Government and people at work


The sustainability narrative


Social and economic readiness impact

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We will be hosting the Urbanism Summit in the beautiful Miami Design District.

The Moore Building

191 NE 40th St, Miami , FL 33137