Renowned School of Architecture professor and CMU alumnus Don Carter, FAIA, FAICP, LEED AP, director of Carnegie Mellon’s Remaking Cities Institute, will be the keynote speaker at Pittsburgh’s 10th Annual Sustainability Conference - Smart Cities: Transforming Cities for a New Era Wednesday, 6 March 2019 at the August Wilson Center. Carter’s talk is titled “Smart Cities: A Global Perspective.” Carter has lectured internationally on urban design and architecture and is the author of “Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe,” which documents 10 case studies and common themes from the international Remaking Cities Congress that he co-chaired in Pittsburgh in October 2013.
Other speakers at the conference include SoA adjunct Christine Mondor, AIA, LEED AP - Principal, evolveEA ; CMU’s Karen Lightman, executive director of Metro21: Smart Cities Institute; and Anna Siefken, executive director of CMU’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation.
10th Annual Sustainability Conference
Smart Cities: Transforming Cities for a New Era
Wednesday, 6 March 2019 | 8:00am-3:00 pm
August Wilson Center, Downtown Pittsburgh
Cost: $40 ASCE/EWRI/SP/APWA Members; $50 Non-Members; $20 Government/Nonprofit; $10 Students
Exponentially increased computing power has played an astounding role in driving urban growth in the 21st century. This powerful dynamic presents an opportunity to consider conscious urban planning in a new and "smarter," data-driven way.
Across the globe, public and private industries are advancing new cutting-edge smart technology to more efficiently manage resources, thereby promoting sustainable development for improved environmental and social outcomes. These technologies span many applications, including energy grids, transportation, water utility systems, waste management, air quality, and public safety. Engineers, city planners, and scientists are implementing innovations such as predictive modeling, interconnected systems integration, and near-real-time smart infrastructure data analytics.
Presenters at this year's conference will discuss these innovative practices and their significant, tangible benefits for cost savings, the environment and social equity. Come learn how Pittsburgh and other leading cities are positioning to reap the benefits of smart infrastructure for greater efficiency and quality of life.