Carnegie Mellon University
Remaking Cities Institute

Remaking Cities Institute

The Remaking Cities Institute (RCI) is the urban design research center of the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture.  It conducts international research in place-making, citizen participation planning processes, and sustainable development.

Established in 2006, RCI expands participatory urban design practices through curriculum development, interdisciplinary urban design research, and cross-disciplinary partnerships.  Its mission is to catalyze sustainable urban futures and promote excellence in participatory urban design.  It is a key collaborator in Pittsburgh's revitalization and provides a forum for leading urbanists to collaborate around the most significant challenges for cities.


The book "Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe", edited by Don Carter is available now, order directly from the publisher for 20% off of the list price. Don spoke with Bill Flanagan on Our Region's Business about the transformation of Pittsburgh and nine other post-industrial cities featured in the book. RCI Book