Research-Remaking Cities Institute - Carnegie Mellon University


The heart of the Remaking Cities Institute is in its research. RCI improves the quality of life in cities and towns through academic, applied and action-oriented research into place-making and community redevelopment. Having transitioned from an industry-based economy to a diversified technology and service-based economy, Pittsburgh serves as a laboratory for the remaking of post-industrial cities. Through its research, RCI shares lessons learned in Pittsburgh with post-industrial cities around the world.

Download our scholarly research from Research Showcase, Carnegie Mellon University's open access repository. The links below will take you to specific reports.

Project Report Links

Read our analysis of highway corridors, including a case study of PA Route 51.


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