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.
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.
CINCINNATI – An international consulting firm is in Cincinnati to begin collecting and analyzing data for a mobility study that aims to improve how all modes of transportation use the curb space along several of Downtown’s busiest streets.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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, 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.
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?'
In April, regional leaders from across Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana met to discuss better collaborating around shared goals as it relates to making Cincinnati a smart city, and OKI a smart region. The meeting happened immediately ahead of the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit and Community Day Forum.
Community and neighborhood development groups explored existing programs and efforts that are working to connect Cincinnati residents to digital access and transportation/transit options that are inclusive, equitable, and very much needed.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order Wednesday morning that will allow companies to test autonomous vehicles on all public roads in Ohio. Just last week, leaders from Drive Ohio came to Cincinnati to discuss the future of mobility, and the role Ohioans will play.
At the second annual Smart Cincy Summit, local, state, and national leaders convened for a dynamic day of programming, including featured speakers, panel discussions, smart planning workshops and more. Videos from the entire day are now available - watch here.
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit 68 speakers and presenters across sectors and agencies shined a bright light on their success stories, challenges, and opportunities to collaborate to accelerate the development of smart city efforts across Cincinnati and the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Region.
From automating and prioritizing non-traditional projects to the smart region task force, Thea Walsh (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission) and Robyn Bancroft (Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments) give insight into our region's progress.
Preview the Smart Cincy Community Day agenda. The presentations, forum, and community discussion will focus on leveraging smart city technologies and strategies to address the most pressing needs in our communities ranging from digital access and equitable mobility to workforce development, health, and wellness.
CINCINNATI, Ohio — April 25, 2018 — In 2017, the inaugural Smart Cities Summit focused on starting the conversation between stakeholders and decision makers from around the region to identify goals that will transform the Cincinnati region into a Smart City. On Thursday, April 26, at Union Hall in Over-the-Rhine, the Summit returns to highlight the progress made in the last year and to keep the momentum going.
Smart Cincy was pleased to have Oscar Bode, CEO of Smart City Capital, lead an afternoon smart planning workshop titled ‘Funding and Financing Smart City Development’ at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit.
Join local, regional and national leaders at Union Hall on April 26th for the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit! Explore the complete program, including the speaker line-up, panel discussions and smart planning workshops here and register today.
Local, state, and national leaders will convene in Cincinnati, OH on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 where announcements are expected about smart mobility and infrastructure projects in Greater Cincinnati’s Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Region that will catapult the region into the 21st Century. The announcements will take place during the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit hosted by leaders of the smart cities effort growing across the tri-state.
Ahead of the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit, government, academic, business, and community leaders will meet to discuss moving forward together to build a smarter Greater Cincinnati Region with a focus on equity and problem solving. ‘Smart Cincy Community Day’ will happen on Wednesday, April 25th beginning at 530pm at the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments board room.
Smart Cincy thanks Jean Rice (BroadbandUSA, NTIA States Department of Commerce), Jess Kropczynski (University of Cincinnati), John Putnam (Cincinnati Bell), Edita Dolan-Mayo (Powernet) and Leigh Tami (City of Cincinnati) for joining us at the second annual summit to discuss ‘Connecting Smart Cincy: Data-driven decisions to Bridge the Divide.’
Representing Supercluster leadership from National Institute of Standards and Technology's Global City Teams Challenge, Dr. Mo Shakouri will lead the wireless portion of the Smart Planning Workshops. Alongside Dr. Mo Shakouri will be Chief Performance Officer, Leigh Tami and Analytics and Innovation Manager, Nicollette Statton representing the City of Cincinnati's Office of Performance and Data Analytics.