The Metropolis Initiative advances urban technological innovations that make cities more sustainable, resilient, and equitable. Instead of passively responding to technological advances, the Metropolis Initiative envisions a future where researchers and cities collaborate to actively develop, use, and integrate innovations and technologies to chart intelligent pathways towards a set of desired outcomes.

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News

  • Plaque that reads "junior faculty awards 2024".

    Junior faculty awards recognize outstanding teaching and research

  • Pedestrians crossing the street in New York City.

    Retro-reflectors could help future cities keep their cool

  • Dense rows of low crops growing in a field, with trees in the distance and a clear blue sky.

    Princeton IP Accelerator funding awarded to support promising new technologies

  • Hazy sunlight filtering through ranked skyscrapers

    A good way to cool a sweltering urban canyon? Put a lid on it.

  • Trees and street signs partially submerged in river water with a buildings standing in floodwater in the background.

    Climate change likely to drive more floods in some parts of the U.S., fewer in others

  • Foam board with a pinned grasshopper specimen, with wings extended, and four rows with different colors and shapes of synthetic wings under investigation for flying robots.

    Innovation funds support research in robotics, machine learning, climate resilience and more

Faculty

  • Sigrid Adriaenssens

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Elie Bou-Zeid

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Minjie Chen

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Luc Deike

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Jaime Fernández Fisac

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Michael Freedman

    Computer Science

  • Maria Garlock

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Branko Glišić

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Jürgen Hackl

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Felix Heide

    Computer Science

  • Marcus Hultmark

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Peter Jaffé

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Kyle Jamieson

    Computer Science

  • Niraj Jha

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Yiguang Ju

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Alain Kornhauser

    Operations Research and Financial Engineering

  • Amit Levy

    Computer Science

  • Ning Lin

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Lynn Loo

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Jyotirmoy Mandal

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Christos Maravelias

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Reed Maxwell

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Forrest Meggers

  • Prateek Mittal

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Reza Moini

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Andrés Monroy-Hernández

    Computer Science

  • Anu Ramaswami

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Zhiyong "Jason" Ren

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Olga Russakovsky

    Computer Science

  • Howard Stone

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Naveen Verma

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Claire White

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Gerard Wysocki

    Electrical and Computer Engineering