Carnegie Mellon University

Smart Infrastructure

Cities face the challenge of working with existing, and often old, buildings, roads, and other infrastructure, including digital infrastructure like broadband. Metro21 harnesses CMU's broad talents to take on problems of  infrastructure that affect everyone who lives and works in and around cities. Drawing from the interdisciplinary expertise of CMU, we collaborate with our municipal and equity partners to tackle challenges such as 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 for everyone. 

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