Miriam Roure is passionate about improving cities through technology and design. She is the Program Director at URBAN-X, an accelerator founded by MINI (BMW Group), in partnership with Urban Us, dedicated to urban technologies located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She is also co-founder of Field and is part of the founding team of Deeds by The Social Coin.
Previously, Miriam worked at MIT Senseable City Lab, a research laboratory dedicated to exploring the future of cities from a data and sensor-based technology perspective. At MIT, Miriam managed several urban tech projects and led collaborations with private and public partners. Trained as an architect an urban planner, she also worked at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam and at Mateo Arquitectura in Barcelona, where she developed a variety of projects that demanded applied architectural thinking, within and beyond built form.
Miriam has been invited to speak at a number of venues including the Smart City World Congress, Ignite Talks Barcelona, the Architecture Boston Expo, the European Lab Forum, amongst others and was a guest at 8TV with Josep Cuní.
Miriam holds degrees from Harvard University (MArchII) and Cornell University (BArch). At Harvard she studied how architecture and design thinking can have an impact within the context of developing economies, which led her to intern at Continuum Innovation in 2012 and to organize the first Harvard xDesign Conference in 2013.
Miriam’s work has been extensively published in Passatges, A+U, FRAME, Harvard Publications, Dezeen, Archinect and other online platforms. She has consulted for the World Bank and for the Area Metropolitana de Barcelona. Miriam has received several awards including the Goldwin Sans Medal at Cornell, Scholarship by the Polytechnic University of Catalunya (UPC), and she has been an architecture guest critic at MIT, Cornell and Harvard Universities.
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