Digital City Testbed Center
The Digital City Testbed Center at PSU establishes a network of campuses in the Pacific Northwest where smart city technologies are tested before being deployed in communities at large. These technologies can help make cities "smarter" by improving sustainability, public health, well-being, and accessibility.
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Our "Smart trees” projects use digital city technologies such as sensors to monitor air quality, heat and humidity and their impact on urban tree health in order to identify warning signs of canopy collapse in urban forests.
Our campus testbeds try out and help develop new technologies that assist people with disabilities. Two of our researchers are working on accessible wayfinding to improve navigation apps for people with disabilities.
Our team includes faculty and professionals from across the Pacific Northwest with a wide range of expertise including transportation policy, engineering, urban planning, sustainability, building science, computer science, and entrepreneurship.
We are part of a network of campus testbeds across the Pacific Northwest that test new technologies to improve urban quality of life. Our testbed projects include everything from smart trees to smart buildings.
Stay up to date with the latest Digital City Testbed Center projects, opportunities and events through our Digital City Insider.
1600 SW 4th Ave., Suite 425A
Portland, OR, 97201