Carnegie Mellon University

Infrastructure

Cities face the challenge of working with existing, often old, buildings, roads and other infrastructure, including digital infrastructure like broadband. Metro21: Smart Cities Institute harnesses CMU's broad talents to take on problems of infrastructure that affect everyone who lives and works in a city.

Drawing from expertise in all of CMU’s colleges, the university's institute to create smarter cities has tackled indoor and outdoor air quality, traffic signals, road conditions and repair, energy conservation and digital infrastructure. Recognizing that cities are a system of systems means the many moving parts can be coordinated in ways that improve outcomes.