Carnegie Mellon University

Metro21 Projects

Every city is a system of systems. Water, traffic, air quality, electricity, public transportation, people  all overlap and integrate into one cohesive system that keeps a community functioning efficiently.

Metro21's research and forward-thinking solutions enhance both individual systems and their collective integration through optimization, the exploration of newer and smarter technologies and policy change.

Research, Development & Deployment

Core to our projects is the mantra "Research, Development and Deployment" (RD&D). Metro21: Smart Cities Initiative provides 21st century solutions to the challenges facing metro areas by supporting research and development of possible solutions and then testing them for viability and scalability in partnership with one or more partners in a "real world" laboratory.