University Centers

Metropolises are complex.  Many systems influence the quality of life of their residents.  The systems are largely siloed.  Nonetheless they interact.  The systems and their managers impact each other.  The objective behind Metro21 is to bring together knowledge and expertise about the various systems so that the interactions can be understood and ways to optimize their collective impact on the quality of life can be discovered.

Here is a sampling of the centers of knowledge at CMU that Metro21 hopes to tap.

Carnegie Mellon CyLab

Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies (CAPS)

Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics (CBPD)

Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making (CEDM)

Center for Economic Development

Center for Sensed Critical Infrastructure Research (CenSCIR)

Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems (Water QUEST)

Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment (CREATE) Lab

Event and Pattern Detection Laboratory

Green Design Institute

Human Computer interaction Institute

Intelligent Coordination and Logistics Laboratory


Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES)

Language Technologies Institute


Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation

Remaking Cities Institute (RCI) 

Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace

Robotics Institute

Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

Smart Infrastructure Institute

Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research

Traffic21 Institure

University Transportation Center