Rise of the Robots: A discussion overview from the Ohio Conference on Freight

Rise of the Robots: A discussion overview from the Ohio Conference on Freight

The panel session on autonomous transportation systems at the Ohio Conference on Freight - aptly labeled "Rise of the Robots" - considered current and expected impacts of technology on “human” employment and future workforce needs.

Demystifying Hyperloop: A topic recap from the Ohio Conference on Freight

Demystifying Hyperloop: A topic recap from the Ohio Conference on Freight

This past week Smart Cincy partners, Venture Smarter and the University of Cincinnati (UC), were joined by representatives from Drive Ohio, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) for the Ohio Conference on Freight hosted by the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI).

'OpenCincy': City Launches New Small Business Development Tool

'OpenCincy': City Launches New Small Business Development Tool

The City of Cincinnati is excited to announce the launch of ‘OpenCincy,’ a new user-friendly online tool developed to guide small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs through the process for opening or expanding operations in Cincinnati.

What will Cincinnati look like in 2030?

What will Cincinnati look like in 2030?

By 2030, the population in Cincinnati will have grown by 11%. A group of local leaders is focused on painting a picture for a more efficient and resilient future by proposing the development of 2030 Districts downtown, and eventually, across the region so that Cincinnati is well positioned for future growth.

Midwest Sustainability Summit focuses on building a Resilient Region

Midwest Sustainability Summit focuses on building a Resilient Region

Is the Greater Cincinnati region prepared to respond to a changing climate? How are other cities making sure they are resilient in the face of extreme weather events? On June 15, at the 4th annual Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit, 350 attendees explored how local municipalities, businesses and peer regions are adapting to climate change and other environmental challenges.

How Could Driverless Vehicles Affect Ohioans' Daily Lives?

How Could Driverless Vehicles Affect Ohioans' Daily Lives?

Dr. Jiaqi Ma (University of Cincinnati), Mark Policinski (Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments), Jim Barna (DriveOhio), and Zack Huhn (Venture Smarter, Regional Smart Cities Initiative) joined WVXU in there latest “Cincinnati Edition” to discuss why Ohio could be a leader in autonomous vehicle technology and how advances in smart mobility could affect our daily lives.

The foundation of smart and connected communities: Digital Access

The foundation of smart and connected communities: Digital Access

Building smart and connected communities must include efforts aimed at defeating the digital divide. In Avondale, a traditionally under-served neighborhood in Cincinnati, OH, a woman-owned business has started to ‘light up’ buildings to provide open and free WiFi to residents, students, and businesses across the neighborhood as a part of a dynamic public-private-partnership.

Free Public WiFi Coming to Downtown Covington [Smart Cincy]

Free Public WiFi Coming to Downtown Covington [Smart Cincy]

The City of Covington will continue its urban revival with plans to create the foundation of what will become a smart city success story. The city has partnered with Cincinnati Bell to provide free public WiFi to residents as they move about the downtown core. This will likely lead to other smart city projects ranging from parking solutions to smart lighting.

Education and Workforce Development in Smart Cities and Regions

Education and Workforce Development in Smart Cities and Regions

Smart Cincy is grateful to have had Michael Beck - Smart Cincy Advisor and Founder of Code For Kids - as well as Derick Lee - who is from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Education Supercluster - lead an afternoon workshop at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit!

Smart Cincy: Building the Internet of Transportation

Smart Cincy: Building the Internet of Transportation

Smart Cincy was pleased to have Andrew Bremer (DriveOhio), Robyn Bancroft (OKI Regional Council of Governments), John Gardocki (SORTA), Jiaqi Ma (University of Cincinnati) and Pete Metz (Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce) as speakers for the second annual summit on the panel titled, Smart Cincy: Building the Internet of Transportation.

City of Cincinnati Adopts Updated Green Plan

City of Cincinnati Adopts Updated Green Plan

CINCINNATI – The City of Cincinnati has adopted the 2018 Green Cincinnati Plan (GCP) to make Cincinnati more sustainable, equitable, and resilient. The 2018 GCP marks the third update to the plan, which has helped establish Cincinnati as a national leader in sustainability and an attractive destination for businesses and individuals.

Resilience: Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Smart Cities & Regions

Resilience: Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Smart Cities & Regions

Smart Cincy was pleased to have Mitchell Kominsky (Venture Smarter), Jeremy Faust (5/3 Bank), Nicollette Statton (City of Cincinnati), Oliver Kroner (City of Cincinnati) and Scott Tousley (Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology) participate in the second annual summit on the panel titled, Resilience: Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Smart Cities & Regions.

DriveOhio To Involve Cincinnati In Some Smart Vehicle Testing

DriveOhio To Involve Cincinnati In Some Smart Vehicle Testing

DriveOhio, the state's clearinghouse for autonomous vehicle testing and smart technology, plans to include Interstates I-75 between Cincinnati and Dayton and parts of I-275. It's also helping to further Cincinnati's effort to build a test track for driverless shuttles.

Future Transportation: What’s Next?

Future Transportation: What’s Next?

For the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit, Brian Cobb from CVG, Mike Stanley from TransitX, Dr. Kelly Cohen and Dr. Shaaban Abdallah from the University of Cincinnati and Thea Walsh from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission joined us for a panel discussion titled, ‘Future Transportation: What's Next?'