At the second annual Smart Cincy Summit, local, state, and national leaders will convene to have high-level conversations and planning sessions related to smart city efforts. The focus this year will be on smart and connected mobility and infrastructure as special guests will lead panels and workshops around those themes.
The NIST GCTC supercluster leaders are convening at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit from all over the country to work with local and regional leaders on laying out plans and frameworks for smart growth. These workshops are meant to support and supplement ongoing efforts and ideas, as well as provide an opportunity for the greater Cincinnati community to ask questions and learn directly from the blueprint's creators.
In Cincinnati Public Schools, at least 50% of families live beneath the poverty line and at least 41% of students experience digital divided limitations. As the digital transformation continues its rapid pace, we must ensure everyone has access to devices, networks, and digital literacy training where needed. Not just for k-12 students, but for learners of all ages across the city and region. As we connect and digitize our public services, education systems, facilities, campuses, and roadways with high speed connectivity, we must not leave otherwise disconnected residents (or neighborhoods) behind.
Today leaders from the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments hosted a meeting with administration and researchers from the University of Cincinnati, Venture Smarter, Metro, the Tri-State Logistics Council to begin putting action behind smart transportation and transit planning aimed at making Greater Cincinnati a better place to live, work, and visit.
The City of Cincinnati took another step this week on its path to becoming a Smart City. On Thursday, January 11th it released the RFP to four qualified respondents following the Spring 'Smart Cincy RFI' release. The project is titled " DEPLOYMENT OF Wi-Fi AND/OR WIRELINE BROADBAND SYSTEMS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF CINCINNATI: SMART CITIES INITIATIVE PHASE 1.
Supported by a coalition of regional cities, utilities, universities, and startup organizations throughout the Greater Cincinnati region, Pipeline H2O's goal is to identify and accelerate companies working on water technologies that address the world's water challenges. Some of the challenges include infrastructure improvements, water reuse, wastewater treatment, monitoring and consumer innovations.
The city of Cincinnati has signed an electricity contract with Dynergy Inc. to purchase 100 percent green energy for many city facilities beginning January 2018. Now, all city police and fire stations, health clinics, recreation centers, and other administration buildings -- including City Hall -- will be powered by renewable energy through at least 2021.