Research-Remaking Cities Institute - Carnegie Mellon University


The heart of the Remaking Cities Institute is in its research. RCI improves the quality of life in cities and towns through academic, applied and action-oriented research into place-making and community redevelopment. Having transitioned from an industry-based economy to a diversified technology and service-based economy, Pittsburgh serves as a laboratory for the remaking of post-industrial cities. Through its research, RCI shares lessons learned in Pittsburgh with post-industrial cities around the world.


RCI analysed the best practices of LED conversion and developed a proof of concept paper for Pittsburgh. Read on

LED Street Lighting

RCI developed a tech-based wayfinding system for the Oakland neighborhood, the 3rd largest business district in PA.  Read on

Innovation Oakland