Project Library

MetroLab Network’s cities and universities are partnering on research, development, and deployment (RD&D) projects to address challenges facing urban areas: inequality in income, health, and opportunity; environmental sustainability and resiliency; and aging infrastructure.  Explore these projects by region or category by using the filter on the left side of the page.  The tool is best explored via web; if you are exploring on mobile, orient your screen horizontally.
 
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Arlington County, VA: Rosslyn Transportation Characteristics

Arlington County, VA: Rosslyn Transportation Characteristics

Arlington County, VA: Engineering Smart Cities Capstone Design Projects

Arlington County, VA: Engineering Smart Cities Capstone Design Projects

Arlington County, VA: Community Learning

Arlington County, VA: Community Learning

Arlington County, VA: Crystal City Sensor Networks

Arlington County, VA: Crystal City Sensor Networks

Atlanta, GA: Cycle Atlanta

Atlanta, GA: Cycle Atlanta

Atlanta, GA: MAPPD - Multi-Array Phased Participatory Deployment

Atlanta, GA: MAPPD - Multi-Array Phased Participatory Deployment

Atlanta, GA: Open Data and Open Innovation Policy

Atlanta, GA: Open Data and Open Innovation Policy

Atlanta, GA: PARSE - Participatory Approaches to Researching Sensing Environments

Atlanta, GA: PARSE - Participatory Approaches to Researching Sensing Environments

Atlanta, GA: Predictive Community Risk Reduction

Atlanta, GA: Predictive Community Risk Reduction

Atlanta, GA: Predictive Policing Analytics & Video Integration Center

Atlanta, GA: Predictive Policing Analytics & Video Integration Center

Austin, TX: Open Data Transportation Portal

Austin, TX: Open Data Transportation Portal

Austin, TX: Transportation Management Center Effectiveness

Austin, TX: Transportation Management Center Effectiveness

Austin, TX: Data-Driven Transportation Demand Management Program

Austin, TX: Data-Driven Transportation Demand Management Program

Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Cultural Resources Acquisition Project

Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Cultural Resources Acquisition Project

Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Falls Reduction Initiative Engaging Neighborhoods and Data (B’FRIEND)

Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Falls Reduction Initiative Engaging Neighborhoods and Data (B’FRIEND)

Baltimore, MD: Open Data Master Plan

Baltimore, MD: Open Data Master Plan

Baltimore, MD: Urban Water Mitigation Project

Baltimore, MD: Urban Water Mitigation Project

Baltimore, MD: Expanded CitiStat Program

Baltimore, MD: Expanded CitiStat Program

Baltimore, MD: Broadband Report Card

Baltimore, MD: Broadband Report Card

Boston, MA: Improving Bike Safety in Boston

Boston, MA: Improving Bike Safety in Boston

Boston, MA: Maintaining the Urban Commons: Examining Patterns of 311 Requests

Boston, MA: Maintaining the Urban Commons: Examining Patterns of 311 Requests

Boston, MA: What Does A Successful School Choice System Look Like?

Boston, MA: What Does A Successful School Choice System Look Like?

Boston, MA: Aggregating and Anonymizing Compensation Data to Evaluate Wage Inequality

Boston, MA: Aggregating and Anonymizing Compensation Data to Evaluate Wage Inequality

Boston, MA: “Seeing” Boston Neighborhoods Through Administrative Data

Boston, MA: “Seeing” Boston Neighborhoods Through Administrative Data

Boston, MA: The Street Bump System: Classifying & Prioritizing Roadway Obstacles

Boston, MA: The Street Bump System: Classifying & Prioritizing Roadway Obstacles

Boulder and Denver, CO: Impervious Cover Forecasting & Water Quality/Quantity Modeling

Boulder and Denver, CO: Impervious Cover Forecasting & Water Quality/Quantity Modeling

Boulder and Denver, CO: Climate Action Challenge

Boulder and Denver, CO: Climate Action Challenge

Boulder and Denver, CO: Inclusive Boulder

Boulder and Denver, CO: Inclusive Boulder

Boulder and Denver, CO: Gray Versus Green Infrastructure Analysis

Boulder and Denver, CO: Gray Versus Green Infrastructure Analysis

Boulder and Denver, CO: Boulder Sustainable Design Workshop

Boulder and Denver, CO: Boulder Sustainable Design Workshop

Burlington, VT: Develop a City-wide Strategy for Capturing and Sharing GIS Data

Burlington, VT: Develop a City-wide Strategy for Capturing and Sharing GIS Data

Burlington, VT: Evaluating and Expanding the Impacts of Our Downtown

Burlington, VT: Evaluating and Expanding the Impacts of Our Downtown

Burlington, VT: Evaluating Walk-Bike Initiatives Impacts

Burlington, VT: Evaluating Walk-Bike Initiatives Impacts

Charlotte, NC: Envision Charlotte

Charlotte, NC: Envision Charlotte

Charlotte, NC: UNCC Data Science Initiative

Charlotte, NC: UNCC Data Science Initiative

Charlotte, NC: City of Charlotte/University of North Carolina at Charlotte Partnership

Charlotte, NC: City of Charlotte/University of North Carolina at Charlotte Partnership

Chicago, IL: Predictive Analytics Toolkit

Chicago, IL: Predictive Analytics Toolkit

Chicago, IL: Array of Things

Chicago, IL: Array of Things

Chicago, IL: Opengrid and Plenario

Chicago, IL: Opengrid and Plenario

Cuyahoga County, OH: Dynamic Local Government Dash Board

Cuyahoga County, OH: Dynamic Local Government Dash Board

Cuyahoga County, OH: Advanced Building Materials for Affordable Housing

Cuyahoga County, OH: Advanced Building Materials for Affordable Housing

Columbus, OH: Knowledge Index for Cities

Columbus, OH: Knowledge Index for Cities

Columbus, OH: SMOOTH – Smart Mobile Operations OSU Transportation Hub

Columbus, OH: SMOOTH – Smart Mobile Operations OSU Transportation Hub

Columbus, OH: MORPC Data Lab (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission)

Columbus, OH: MORPC Data Lab (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission)

Dallas, TX: Real-Time Multi-Objective Optimization and Autonomous Multi-Agent Controllers

Dallas, TX: Real-Time Multi-Objective Optimization and Autonomous Multi-Agent Controllers

Dallas, TX: Connected Vehicle Platform for Intelligent Transportation and Smart City Applications

Dallas, TX: Connected Vehicle Platform for Intelligent Transportation and Smart City Applications

Dallas, TX: Safer Remote Parking Lots Using Remote Sensing

Dallas, TX: Safer Remote Parking Lots Using Remote Sensing

Detroit, MI: Urban Water Resources Field Stations

Detroit, MI: Urban Water Resources Field Stations

Detroit, MI: Urban Tree Canopy Assessment

Detroit, MI: Urban Tree Canopy Assessment

Houston, TX: Impact of Housing Change on Neighborhoods

Houston, TX: Impact of Housing Change on Neighborhoods

Detroit, MI: Geospatial Determinants of Health Outcomes (GeoDHOC)

Detroit, MI: Geospatial Determinants of Health Outcomes (GeoDHOC)

Houston, TX: Impact of Streetlights on Neighborhoods

Houston, TX: Impact of Streetlights on Neighborhoods

Detroit, MI:  Real-Time System Optimization for Sustainable Water Transmission and Distribution

Detroit, MI: Real-Time System Optimization for Sustainable Water Transmission and Distribution

Houston, TX: Bike Share in the Sunbelt

Houston, TX: Bike Share in the Sunbelt

Jacksonville, FL: Emergency Response Mapping

Jacksonville, FL: Emergency Response Mapping

Jacksonville, FL: Neighborhood Connectivity Analysis

Jacksonville, FL: Neighborhood Connectivity Analysis

Jacksonville, FL: Bicyclist/Pedestrian Behavior Analysis

Jacksonville, FL: Bicyclist/Pedestrian Behavior Analysis

Kansas City, MO/Kansas City, KS: Food Access: A CBPR Visual Ethnography

Kansas City, MO/Kansas City, KS: Food Access: A CBPR Visual Ethnography

Kansas City, MO/Kansas City, KS: PlanIT Impact

Kansas City, MO/Kansas City, KS: PlanIT Impact

Kansas City, MO/Kansas City, KS: Smart City Overlay on Healthy Campus

Kansas City, MO/Kansas City, KS: Smart City Overlay on Healthy Campus

Greater Miami and the Beaches, FL: Mitigate Coastal Flooding & Adapt to Sea Level Rise

Greater Miami and the Beaches, FL: Mitigate Coastal Flooding & Adapt to Sea Level Rise

Kansas City, MO/Kansas City, KS: Smart Cities/Urban Living Lab and Privacy Regulation

Kansas City, MO/Kansas City, KS: Smart Cities/Urban Living Lab and Privacy Regulation

Greater Miami and the Beaches, FL: Fight the Bite - Eliminate the Impacts of Climate-Related Disease

Greater Miami and the Beaches, FL: Fight the Bite - Eliminate the Impacts of Climate-Related Disease

Kansas City, MO/Kansas City, KS: Connecting the Dottes

Kansas City, MO/Kansas City, KS: Connecting the Dottes

Greater Miami and the Beaches, FL: Moving Up and Moving Around - Increasing Economic Prosperity

Greater Miami and the Beaches, FL: Moving Up and Moving Around - Increasing Economic Prosperity

Los Angeles, CA: LA Fire Department Injuries and Workers Compensation Trends

Los Angeles, CA: LA Fire Department Injuries and Workers Compensation Trends

Los Angeles, CA: Mayor's Cup

Los Angeles, CA: Mayor's Cup

Los Angeles, CA: Digitization and Certification of Minority/Women Owned Businesses in LA

Los Angeles, CA: Digitization and Certification of Minority/Women Owned Businesses in LA

Madison, WI: Modeling Citywide Accessibility and Equity

Madison, WI: Modeling Citywide Accessibility and Equity

Madison, WI: Madison Neighborhood Indicators Project

Madison, WI: Madison Neighborhood Indicators Project

Madison, WI: Stricker’s Tiedeman Watershed Pilot

Madison, WI: Stricker’s Tiedeman Watershed Pilot

Madison, WI: Microgrid Energy Management in City Buildings

Madison, WI: Microgrid Energy Management in City Buildings

Madison, WI: Mindfulness-Based Police Training Pilot Study

Madison, WI: Mindfulness-Based Police Training Pilot Study

Madison, WI: Parking Demand Estimation Tool

Madison, WI: Parking Demand Estimation Tool

Memphis, TN: Blight Analytics

Memphis, TN: Blight Analytics

Memphis, TN: Detecting Unusual Objects, Actions and Events

Memphis, TN: Detecting Unusual Objects, Actions and Events

Minneapolis, MN/Saint Paul, MN: Stormwater Management

Minneapolis, MN/Saint Paul, MN: Stormwater Management

Minneapolis/St. Paul: Future of Minneapolis Parking Ramps

Minneapolis/St. Paul: Future of Minneapolis Parking Ramps

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL: MODELING TRANSIT ALTERNATIVES

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL: MODELING TRANSIT ALTERNATIVES

Montgomery County, MD: Smart Agriculture

Montgomery County, MD: Smart Agriculture

Montgomery County, MD: Safe Community Alert (SCALE) Network

Montgomery County, MD: Safe Community Alert (SCALE) Network

Montgomery County, MD: Living Community Showcase

Montgomery County, MD: Living Community Showcase

New York, NY: NYU CUSP’s Urban Observatory

New York, NY: NYU CUSP’s Urban Observatory

New York, NY: Neighborhood Lab Initiative

New York, NY: Neighborhood Lab Initiative

New York, NY: Vehicle Analytics

New York, NY: Vehicle Analytics

New York, NY: Stop Trash Where It Starts

New York, NY: Stop Trash Where It Starts

Newark, NJ: The Newark Portal (Next Generation Information Hub)

Newark, NJ: The Newark Portal (Next Generation Information Hub)

Newark, NJ: Newark Light Rail Fare Beater Project

Newark, NJ: Newark Light Rail Fare Beater Project

Newark, NJ: Smart City Newark IoT Test Bed

Newark, NJ: Smart City Newark IoT Test Bed

Orlando, FL: Solar Power Harnessing for Electric Vehicles

Orlando, FL: Solar Power Harnessing for Electric Vehicles

Orlando, FL: Electric & Autonomous Transit Research

Orlando, FL: Electric & Autonomous Transit Research

Orlando, FL: Collection and Sharing of Real-Time Travel Information for All Modes of Travel

Orlando, FL: Collection and Sharing of Real-Time Travel Information for All Modes of Travel

Pittsburgh, PA: 2nd Avenue Solar Canopy & DC Micro-Grid and EV Car Charging Station

Pittsburgh, PA: 2nd Avenue Solar Canopy & DC Micro-Grid and EV Car Charging Station

Pittsburgh, PA: City Building Data Analytics: Energy and Air Quality

Pittsburgh, PA: City Building Data Analytics: Energy and Air Quality

Pittsburgh, PA: Deploying Real-Time, Multi-Pollutant Sensors (RAMP) in East Liberty

Pittsburgh, PA: Deploying Real-Time, Multi-Pollutant Sensors (RAMP) in East Liberty

Pittsburgh, PA: District Energy Initiative

Pittsburgh, PA: District Energy Initiative

Pittsburgh, PA: Edigs: Helping You Find Economical, Energy Efficient, Excellent Housing

Pittsburgh, PA: Edigs: Helping You Find Economical, Energy Efficient, Excellent Housing

Pittsburgh, PA: Regional Data Center

Pittsburgh, PA: Regional Data Center

Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Air Quality Empowerment Lending Library

Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Air Quality Empowerment Lending Library

Pittsburgh, PA: Optimizing Snow Plowing Operations in Urban Road Networks

Pittsburgh, PA: Optimizing Snow Plowing Operations in Urban Road Networks

Pittsburgh, PA: Smartphone-Based Road Inspection in the City of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA: Smartphone-Based Road Inspection in the City of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA: Water and Sewer Systems  Evaluation of Green Stormwater Infrastructure to mitigate s

Pittsburgh, PA: Water and Sewer Systems Evaluation of Green Stormwater Infrastructure to mitigate s

Portland, OR: Dynamic Bridge Lighting: Information and Aesthetics

Portland, OR: Dynamic Bridge Lighting: Information and Aesthetics

Portland, OR: Connected Vehicles

Portland, OR: Connected Vehicles

Portland, OR: Powell-Division Corridor Smart City Laboratory

Portland, OR: Powell-Division Corridor Smart City Laboratory

Providence, RI: Business Engagement Initiative

Providence, RI: Business Engagement Initiative

Providence, RI: OpenPVD Lab

Providence, RI: OpenPVD Lab

Providence, RI: Smart Streetlight Pilot

Providence, RI: Smart Streetlight Pilot

Providence, RI: TraversePVD

Providence, RI: TraversePVD

San Diego, CA: Forecast and Control of Transportation Network

San Diego, CA: Forecast and Control of Transportation Network

San Diego, CA: Green Infrastructure and Urban Agriculture

San Diego, CA: Green Infrastructure and Urban Agriculture

San Francisco, CA: Superpublic

San Francisco, CA: Superpublic

San Francisco, CA: FHWA Value Pricing Pilot Project of E-Bikesharing and Carsharing

San Francisco, CA: FHWA Value Pricing Pilot Project of E-Bikesharing and Carsharing

San Francisco, CA: Bridge SF hackathon and conference workshops and panels

San Francisco, CA: Bridge SF hackathon and conference workshops and panels

Santa Fe, NM: Santa Fe Fire Department Mobile Integrated Health Officers

Santa Fe, NM: Santa Fe Fire Department Mobile Integrated Health Officers

Santa Fe, NM: Santa Fe 25-Year Sustainability Plan

Santa Fe, NM: Santa Fe 25-Year Sustainability Plan

Santa Fe, NM: My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge

Santa Fe, NM: My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge

Schenectady, NY: Smart City Advisory Commission

Schenectady, NY: Smart City Advisory Commission

Schenectady, NY: Reinventing Information Management Strategies for Vacant and Foreclosed Properties

Schenectady, NY: Reinventing Information Management Strategies for Vacant and Foreclosed Properties

Schenectady, NY: Combating Blight in the Capital Region and Mohawk Valley: Shared Code Enforcement

Schenectady, NY: Combating Blight in the Capital Region and Mohawk Valley: Shared Code Enforcement

Seattle, WA: Array of Things

Seattle, WA: Array of Things

Seattle, WA: Power System Planning: Relationship Between Temperature Change and Planning Criteria

Seattle, WA: Power System Planning: Relationship Between Temperature Change and Planning Criteria

Seattle, WA: Increasing Access to Open Data While Protecting Data Privacy

Seattle, WA: Increasing Access to Open Data While Protecting Data Privacy

South Bend, IN: enFocus – Talent (Development/Retention) Ecosystem

South Bend, IN: enFocus – Talent (Development/Retention) Ecosystem

South Bend, IN: Wireless Sandbox

South Bend, IN: Wireless Sandbox

South Bend, IN: Civic Analytics & Policy Engine (CAPE)

South Bend, IN: Civic Analytics & Policy Engine (CAPE)

Washington, DC: Pavement Condition Indexing

Washington, DC: Pavement Condition Indexing

Washington, DC: Urban Living Labs

Washington, DC: Urban Living Labs

Washington, DC: Identification of Future Decentralized Energy Districts and Microgrids

Washington, DC: Identification of Future Decentralized Energy Districts and Microgrids

Washington, DC: Optimizing Video Camera Placement

Washington, DC: Optimizing Video Camera Placement