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

The future of cities, their makers, and dwellers.


Human-centered collaboration

The Urbanism Summit is a premier annual multi-disciplinary gathering of leaders in new urbanism. Where professionals, city governments, and community stakeholders convene to accelerate the pace of innovation in building people-centered cities and communities. We foster an ethos of collaboration through knowledge share and professional connections. Our goal is to bring together the innovators tackling inefficiencies in urbanization as it applies to the future of cities, their makers, and dwellers. Focusing on actions based discussions and people-centric solutions shaping the built environment.

Our focus for the Urbanism Summit 2019 is to gather leaders and engaged community attendees – both international and local – in Miami, Florida on May 23, 2019. The Urbanism Summit will consist of carefully curated speakers, cutting-edge programming, panel discussions, and workshops.


Our audience is intentionally multi-disciplinary. 



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


Artist, Primary Projects

Lisa Merkle

Co-Founder, Box Greens

Stefano Giussani

Co-Founder/CEO, Lissoni Inc.

David Sinopoli

Founder, iii Points. Co-owner, Space Club, and Floyd

Samuel Baum

Command Pilot, Launch Sequence

Dan & Kathryn Mikesell

Founders, Fountainhead Residency

Casey Zap

Co-founder, Center for Subtropical Affairs

Ian Wogan

Co-Founder/Certified Arborist, True Tree Services

Dr. Pandwe Gibson

Founder, EcoTech Visions

John Morales

Meteorologist, NBC 6

Aaron Demayo

Founder, Future Vision Studios

Chris Sopher

CEO, WhereBy.US

Asha Walker

Founder and Director, Health in the Hood Inc.

Robert Young

Artist and Storyteller, Robert Young Gallery

Luiza Leite

Urban Planner, Dover Kohl

Jane Carrick

Research Associate, University of Miami’s Coral Restoration Laboratory 

René Bello

Real Estate Developer

Russell Crader

Director at Adjaye Associates  

Dana Wall

Senior Project Manager, Street Plans

Aric Kurzman

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

Max Pierre

Culture Creator, Simply Good Miami

James Brazil

Designer, researcher and curator of urban + public architecture

Tony Cho

Real Estate Developer, Metro1

Meg Daly

Founder, The Underline 

Brad Kilgore

Kilgore Hospitality Group


Bianca Erickson

Founder + Host, The Joyful Hour

Aaron Glickman

Director and Producer,

Mark Lesniak, Esq.

Co-founder and Principal, Urban Implementation LLC

Tara Lobo

Lead, Corporate Planning | Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.

Austin Kourian

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

Andrew Quarrie

Founder/CEO, Urbanism Summit


Short panels and keynotes. Always a Q&A to follow.

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


Social and economic readiness impact

Our Sponsors

Thanks to our generous sponsors for their support!


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

The Moore Building

4040 NE 2nd Ave, Miami , FL 33137