Carnegie Mellon University

21st Century Solutions

Metro21’s over 60 projects go beyond data, AI and sensors — they are creative and collaborative missions to uncover and solve pressing issues facing rural and metropolitan communities in the Pittsburgh region. To get there, we listen to people and build their trust in how we use technology to innovate and policy to implement lasting change.

Areas of Impact

Metro21 strives for solutions to enable a smarter, sustainable and more equitable world.

“Metro21 takes the 21st century technology research and developed at CMU and deploys it with our municipal and equity partners to solve real-world problems.” — Karen Lightman, Executive Director, Metro21