15 episodes

Metro21: Smart Cities Institute is a campus-wide initiative at Carnegie Mellon University dedicated to the research, development, and deployment of projects aimed at improving the quality of life in metropolitan areas.

The mission of this podcast is to introduce a wider audience to our work. There are so many innovative projects being developed and deployed here at Carnegie Mellon, and we want to give the public a chance to be a part of our journey.

Metro21: Smart Cities Institute Podcast Carnegie Mellon University

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Metro21: Smart Cities Institute is a campus-wide initiative at Carnegie Mellon University dedicated to the research, development, and deployment of projects aimed at improving the quality of life in metropolitan areas.

The mission of this podcast is to introduce a wider audience to our work. There are so many innovative projects being developed and deployed here at Carnegie Mellon, and we want to give the public a chance to be a part of our journey.

    Developing a Meal Delivery System for Children: A Chat with Patrick Dowd of Allies for Children

    Developing a Meal Delivery System for Children: A Chat with Patrick Dowd of Allies for Children

    This episode of Metro21's podcast features the inaugural Executive Director of Allies for Children, Patrick Down. Host Karen Lightman and Dowd sit down to talk about child equity, COVID-19, and the current civil unrest flooding the nation. Check it out!

    • 23 min
    Public Art and the Internet of Things (IoT): Impacting Communities through Collaboration

    Public Art and the Internet of Things (IoT): Impacting Communities through Collaboration

    In this podcast, Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman sits down with Brett Crawford and Jenee Iyer from the Arts Management & Technology (AMT) Lab at Carnegie Mellon University. They discussed several topics related to their Metro21 project: Public Art & IoT. They talked about their inspiration for the project, the value of art in cities (and their future), especially in ways that it can help foster citizen engagement. They also discussed the lessons learned on the project and some ideas for the future.

    • 41 min
    Cultivating Leadership to Bring Change to Communities: A Conversation with Waynesburg University President, Douglas Lee

    Cultivating Leadership to Bring Change to Communities: A Conversation with Waynesburg University President, Douglas Lee

    On this episode of the podcast, Karen Lightman, Metro21 Executive Director sits down with Waynesburg University President Douglas Lee to discuss everything from the future of rural mobility to running triathlons in Death Valley. Make sure to tune in!
    Link to Video: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1493066587

    • 20 min
    Industrial to Innovative: A Conversation with Pittsburgh's Director of Innovation and Performance

    Industrial to Innovative: A Conversation with Pittsburgh's Director of Innovation and Performance

    Metro21 Executive Director, Karen Lightman, sat down with Santiago Garces, Pittsburgh's Director of Innovation and Performance to discuss innovation within 21st century cities. 
     
    "I'm a big fan of the podcast! I was thrilled to hear Santi Garces talk about RoadBotics and the work we did together under his leadership." -Ryan Gayman, VP of Growth, RoadBotics

    • 26 min
    Smartest Airport in the World: An Interview with PIT's Sam Stedford

    Smartest Airport in the World: An Interview with PIT's Sam Stedford

    This episode of the Metro21: Smart Cities Institute podcast welcomes Samantha "Sam" Stedford from the Pittsburgh International Airport. She has been a leading advocate for the technological and social advancement of the airport, and has served as the liaison between PIT International Airport and Metro21.

    Karen Lightman, Executive Director of Metro21: Smart Cities Institute talks community programs, technology use, and overall benefits to the partnership between research and community institutions.

    • 20 min
    TU Delft

    TU Delft

    This episode of the Metro21: Smart Cities Institute podcast features an insightful discussion with a team of researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The team is part of a special research, design and implementation partnership with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

    Listen in on how this team works to maintain beneficial public-private partnerships as well as the challenges and opportunities of working is a live production environment.

    • 31 min

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Arflynn23 ,

Important topics, great discussions!

Great podcast. Definitely enjoying them and looking forward to hearing them evolve into the future. One suggestion, improve the audio quality.

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