New Road Salt Method Saves City of Pittsburgh $1 MillionThe city of Pittsburgh has announced that they have saved $1 million with new methods of salting roads last year. With the use of technology developed in collaboration with researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a new salt mixture, the Department of Public Works has been able to expand city services, improve transparency, and save the city money.
Public Art and the Internet of Things (IoT): Impacting Communities through CollaborationIn this podcast, Brett Crawford and Jenee Iyer, from the Arts Management & Technology (AMT) Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, discuss several topic on their project: Public Art and IoT.
Visual Understanding of Traffic at IntersectionsJoin us to learn about their UTC project, “Visual Understanding of Traffic at Intersections: Access to real-time information” and how it is essential to the success of smart transportation systems especially at points of planned conflict such as intersections!
Bus on the edge: Continuous monitoring of traffic and infrastructure
Bus on the edge: Continuous monitoring of traffic and infrastructureJoin us for a discussion with Christoph Mertz, a Carnegie Mellon University Principal Project Scientist! Mertz will talk about how transit buses are now routinely recording their surroundings with cameras for security and liability reasons.
Cities Helping Cities - Kitchen Table Talk
Cities Helping Cities - Kitchen Table TalkJoin Metro21 for a MetroLab Network Kitchen Table Talk focused on Equitable Public Meetings While Physical Distancing on April 24th at 1pm!
Traffic21 Celebrates Ten Years of Research, Development and Deployment
Traffic21 Celebrates Ten Years of Research, Development and DeploymentOn November 7–8, 2019, Traffic21 celebrated its Tenth Annual Anniversary Symposium. As Traffic21 looks to build on past successes, the symposium focused on solving future transportation solutions, particularly focusing on how innovations help people from all economic and social backgrounds under the tagline “Mobility for All.”
Lunch & Learn: Remaking Cities for a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Future: Learning from Pittsburgh & Beyond with Ray Gastil
Lunch & Learn: Remaking Cities for a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Future: Learning from Pittsburgh & Beyond with Ray GastilJoin us on September 26, 2019 in Hamburg Hall Room 1006 to hear from Ray Gastil, David Lewis Director of Urban Design and Regional Engagement in the School of Architecture at CMU.
"Triangulation: Dark Skies" Book Reading and Signing Event
"Triangulation: Dark Skies" Book Reading and Signing EventJoin us for a free reading/signing event of Mary Soon Lee's "Triangulation: Dark Skies", an anthology of 21 speculative fiction stories about stars and light pollution.
CO2-USA Workshop, October 7-8
CO2-USA Workshop, October 7-8The CO2-USA's third workshop on city greenhouse gas reduction will be held in Boston, MA from October 7-8
The Role of Academic Libraries Lunch and Learn
The Role of Academic Libraries Lunch and LearnMetro21's first Lunch and Learn event of the 2019-2020 academic year on the role of academic libraries in geography and GIS education
2019 MetroLab Summit, Sept 19-20
2019 MetroLab Summit, Sept 19-20MetroLab, a Metro21 partner, will be hosting their annual summit September 19-20 in Boulder, CO
EcoDistricts Summit heads to Pittsburgh, Nov 4-5
EcoDistricts Summit heads to Pittsburgh, Nov 4-5Metro21 is excited to welcome the EcoDistricts Summit to Pittsburgh for their 10th Anniversary
Metro21 joins panel at Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Forum Event
Metro21 joins panel at Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Forum EventThe Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Forum is serving the Pittsburgh community by connecting people through different events that focus on a variety of facets of the regionals entrepreneurial development. The Forums most recent event was entitled “Technology of the people, by the people, and for the people: How Pittsburgh is leading the way for technology-enabled government” and Metro21's Exec. Director presented how CMU is helping lead the way.
Metro21 featured at Shady Side Academy's Innovation Speakers Series
Metro21 featured at Shady Side Academy's Innovation Speakers SeriesOn April 30, 2019, Metro21: Smart Cities Institute’s Executive Director, Karen Lightman, was a featured speaker at the Innovation Speakers Series hosted at Shady Side Academy.
Metro21 Presents to Atlanta's Leadership Involvement Networking Knowledge Group
Metro21 Presents to Atlanta's Leadership Involvement Networking Knowledge GroupFrom May 15 – May 18, 2019, The Leadership Involvement Networking Knowledge (LINK) from the Atlanta Regional Commission visited Pittsburgh to learn about new ideas and approaches for dealing with the issues and challenges facing metro areas.
Dark Skies Conference on June 1 at Carnegie Mellon University
Dark Skies Conference on June 1 at Carnegie Mellon UniversityJoin us on June 1, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Carnegie Mellon University to learn about the consequences of artificial light at night. The conference will consider the human medical effects of artificial light at night, disruption on the nighttime ecosystem, safety issues, and impact on astronomical research.
Driving Disaster Response with Autonomous Vehicle Technology
Driving Disaster Response with Autonomous Vehicle TechnologyVehicle connectivity could do more than get you to work - it could get you out of harm's way.
Metro21 quoted in Atlanta's Bisnow
Metro21 quoted in Atlanta's BisnowMetro21’s Executive Director Karen Lightman was interviewed by Bisnow's featured series, Atlanta Suburban Restructuring, regarding concerns about inequitable development.
Lunch and Learn: The Fundamentals of Smart Cities with Santi Garces
Lunch and Learn: The Fundamentals of Smart Cities with Santi GarcesJoin us on May 3, 2019 at 12pm - 1:00 pm for the Metro21 Lunch and Learn with Santi Garces, Director of Innovation and Performance of the City of Pittsburgh entitled "The Fundamentals of Smart Cities".
Urban Data Eye Update
Urban Data Eye UpdateThe Metro21 Project Understanding Public Space Use in Market Square worked to better understand how Pittsburghers use Market Square, in order to inform future planning decisions. The project used a toolkit developed by Urban Data Eye (UDE), a company co-founded by the projects principal investigator, Javier Argota Sanchez-Vaquerizo.
The City of Pittsburgh, OnePGH, and Alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals
The City of Pittsburgh, OnePGH, and Alignment with the Sustainable Development GoalsIn collaboration with the City of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, the Brookings Institution, and Metro21: Smart Cities Institute are pleased to convene a public panel to highlight the value proposition for cities and communities aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Metro21 Podcast: Energy and Sustainability with Anna Siefken
Metro21 Podcast: Energy and Sustainability with Anna SiefkenThis episode of the Metro21: Smart Cities Institute podcast features a talk with Anna Siefken, Executive Director of Carnegie Mellon’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and adjunct faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College.
10th Annual Sustainability Conference - Smart Cities: Transforming Cities for a New Era
10th Annual Sustainability Conference - Smart Cities: Transforming Cities for a New EraThe 10th annual Sustainability Conference is scheduled for March 6 2019 at the August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh. The event is co-hosted by Metro21: Smart Cities Institute, The American Society of Civil Engineers (Pittsburgh Section), The Environmental and Water Resources Institute (Pittsburgh Chapter) and Sustainable Pittsburgh / Champions for Sustainability
Lunch and Learn: Light Smart: dark-sky friendly artificial lighting with Diane Turnshek
Lunch and Learn: Light Smart: dark-sky friendly artificial lighting with Diane TurnshekJoin Metro21 on February 15, 2019 in Hamburg Hall to hear from Diane Turnshek. She will discuss how we've lost our connection to the night sky, and how the City of Pittsburgh is trying to reconnect citizens by refitting 40K streetlights over the next two years -- replacing high pressure sodium vapor bulbs with much more efficient, 2700K or less, shielded, dimmable LEDs and creating clear nthe first, publicly available, high resolution light pollution map of a city.
Women Executives Breakfast in NYC on Feb 7, 2019
Women Executives Breakfast in NYC on Feb 7, 2019Metro21's Executive Director, Karen Lightman is a panelist at the New York Women Executives in Real Estate (WX) is hosting the WX February Breakfast - The Future of Transportation and It's Effect On Urban Centers on February 7, 2019 at 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM at the Harvard Club in NYC.
Lecture Series at Heinz College Featuring Dan O'Brien on January 29
Lecture Series at Heinz College Featuring Dan O'Brien on January 29Dan O'Brien, Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, is coming to Heinz College on January 29, 2019 to talk about his new book, "The Urban Commons: How Data and Technology Can Rebuild Our Communities"
Metro21 Lunch & Learn with Nick Muller
Metro21 Lunch & Learn with Nick MullerMetro21 Lunch and Learn on January 18 will feature Nicholas Z. Muller, Lester and Judith Lave Associate Professor of Economics, Engineering, and Public Policy, Tepper School of Business, Department of Engineering and Public Policy who will talk about "An Index for Economic and Environmental Performance: Methods with an Application to Pittsburgh"
Brookings & CMU Co-Host Sustainable Development Goals Event
Brookings & CMU Co-Host Sustainable Development Goals EventOn November 29, 2018, the Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings and Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy will co-host an event with the City of Pittsburgh and development experts to explore the value proposition of the SDGs for U.S. cities.
Metro21 Lunch and Learn with Grant Ervin
Metro21 Lunch and Learn with Grant ErvinLunch and Learn featuring the “State of Activity of PGH Office of Resiliency” with Metro21 on October 30 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Hamburg Hall Room 1002 at Carnegie Mellon University.
Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joins Metro21
Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joins Metro21Secretary Anthony Foxx has been appointed distinguished executive in residence at CMU, and will work with Metro21 to help students understand how to most effectively bring people, policy and technology together to significantly improve the quality of life for citizens living in metropolitan areas.
2018 NASPAA Annual Conference
2018 NASPAA Annual ConferenceThe National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) is hosting their annual conference in Atlanta Georgia on October 10 – 13, 2018 and Metro21 will be represented by our Exec. Director, Karen Lightman.
MetroLab Network Annual Summit 2018
MetroLab Network Annual Summit 2018The MetroLab Network Annual Summit is open for registration! The Summit is October 15 & October 16 at Hotel Indigo in Newark, NJ. Metro21's Exec. Director, Karen Lightman will be moderating the panel on "Programs that Strengthen City/University Partnerships."
Metro21’s Director, Raj Rajkumar, Moderates Conversation at Tepper Quad's Grand Opening
Metro21’s Director, Raj Rajkumar, Moderates Conversation at Tepper Quad's Grand OpeningJoin Metro21's Director, Raj Rajkumar for a Moderated Conversation: At the Intersection of Technology and Business:Smart Home, Smart Car, Smart City at the inaugural Tepper School of Business Presents INTERSECT@CMU on Friday, September 14.
Highlights from the Metro21: Smart Cities Institute Launch Event
Highlights from the Metro21: Smart Cities Institute Launch EventOn March 1st and 2nd, we celebrated the launch of the Metro21: Smart Cities Institute! We are starting a new phase in our mission to improve the quality of life in metropolitan areas through Research, Development, and Deployment of smart cities technologies.
Launch of the Metro21: Smart Cities Institute Podcast
Launch of the Metro21: Smart Cities Institute PodcastIn our inaugural episode, Director Karen Lightman sits down with Prof. Kleiman to discuss his new book, A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance.
City and Carnegie Mellon Highlight Fire Prediction Analytics Work
City and Carnegie Mellon Highlight Fire Prediction Analytics WorkMayor William Peduto joined officials from the Departments of Public Safety and Innovation & Performance and from Carnegie Mellon University to detail collaborative efforts to use data sharing to provide Pittsburgh residents with better city services.
Videos from the Metro21 Institute Launch
Videos from the Metro21 Institute LaunchVideos from the Metro21 Institute Launch event are now available.
Launching the Metro21: Smart Cities Institute
Launching the Metro21: Smart Cities InstituteCarnegie Mellon University hosted a one-day conference on March 2 to formally launch the Metro21: Smart Cities Institute, a university-wide effort for research, development and deployment of solutions to improve the quality of life in communities.
PIPLA Breakfast Meeting
PIPLA Breakfast MeetingKaren Lightman spoke at Pennsylvania Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) Breakfast Meeting on Innovation and Performance Initiatives in Pittsburgh
A New City O/S with Neil Kleiman