Metro21: Smart Cities Institute launch

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 will participate in panel discussions and poster sessions centered on Metro21’s potential and plans for the future. Academic experts noted for their smart cities work will be joined by government and industry leaders on panels that will explore smart cities 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 will attend the activities taking place in Hamburg Hall on CMU’s campus.