Remaking Cities Institute
The Remaking Cities Institute (RCI) is an urban design research center in the School of Architecture. It conducts international research in place-making, citizen participation planning processes, and sustainable development.
The Remaking Cities Institute was established in 2006 to expand participatory urban design practices through curriculum development, interdisciplinary urban design research, and cross-disciplinary/cross-sector partnerships. The mission of the Remaking Cities Institute is to catalyze sustainable urban futures and excellence in participatory urban design through programming relevant to the educational, research, and outreach objectives of the School of Architecture. It is a key collaborator in the ongoing process of Pittsburgh's revitalization and it aspires to further enrich the remaking of post-industrial cities by creating a forum where leading urbanists discuss the issues and their solutions.