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10th Annual ASCE Sustainability Conference – Smart Cities: Transforming Cities for a New Era

March 6 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm EST

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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. 


Remaking Post-Industrial Cities via Smart Infrastructure

Dr. Donald Carter

Director of Remaking Cities Institute

Carnegie Mellon University

Topics to be covered: Latest updates in “Smartifying” the City of Pittsburgh, latest in smart technology breakthroughs and research, the future of urban infrastructure, societal impacts including the future of work and workforce development

Other Featured Speakers:

Grant Ervin and City of Pittsburgh Officials – Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh

Thomas Guentner  Program Manager, Landforce

Karen Lightman – Executive Director, Metro21:Smart Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

Sean Luther  Executive Director, InnovatePGH (invited)

Christine Mondor – Principal, evolveEA

Scott Rowland – Pricipal/Vice President, Langan

Anna Siefken ­– Executive Director, Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

Conference Hosted By:

The American Society of Civil Engineers (Pittsburgh Section)

The Environmental and Water Resources Institute (Pittsburgh Chapter)

Metro21: Smart Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Sustainable Pittsburgh / Champions for Sustainability

In Collaboration With:

The City of Pittsburgh Mayor’s Office

American Public Works Association (Western PA Chapter)

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March 6
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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American Society of Civil Engineers
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