Smart Cities Institute Launched

college of engineering / announcement

Carnegie Mellon University is at the forefront of smart cities research, development, and deployment. At the center of this effort is Metro21, the university’s smart cities initiative.

To spark bigger and better projects that will continue to improve the quality of life in metropolitan regions, Metro21 is entering a new phase by launching the Smart Cities Institute. This campus-wide academic center will address the complex challenges facing metro areas in the 21st century and build on the exciting work that has already come out of Metro21.

On March 2, 2018, Carnegie Mellon faculty and partners participated in panel discussions and poster sessions centered on Metro21’s potential and plans for the future. Academic experts noted for their smart cities work were joined by government and industry leaders on panels that explored smart city activities underway in research and education, science, and public/private partnerships.

An estimated 125 researchers from Traffic21, the T-SET, and Mobility21 University Transportation Center, as well as leaders from government, industry, foundations, and academia attended the activities that took place in Hamburg Hall on Carnegie Mellon’s campus.

The Metro21 Institute takes a forward-looking approach to bring people, technology, and policy together to significantly improve the quality of life for people living in metropolitan areas. The multidisciplinary effort employs research, development, and deployment tactics with key partners to create and test smart city solutions.

Carnegie Mellon’s collaborative relationship with the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and other government agencies has produced successful outcomes that are already being implemented in additional metro areas. Cities worldwide face the same imminent challenges. The work of Metro21 provides a global model for innovative future cities.

Learn more about the launch of Metro21’s Smart Cities Institute.