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.