Roundtable Recap: Sustainability, Mobility, Clean Water, Clean Air
We are excited to have welcomed more than 50 guests to our roundtable discussion on Sustainability, Mobility, Clean Water and Clean Air at Union Hall today, Wednesday, March 15.
“If you think about the very mechanisms that built our cities 100 years ago, it was building bridges and laying roads,” said Hamilton Mill Executive Director Chris Lawson, who explained that Smart Cities infrastructure is what we’ll use to create economic development 100-plus years from now.
Sustainability and mobility are two of The Regional Smart Cities Initiative’s four pillars of smart planning, and understanding their importance is key to understanding why Smart Cities are our future.
“When we talk smart cities, people get excited,” said Zack Huhn, director of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative, “and then it gets chaotic because everybody has a different ideas about what it means.”
Today’s roundtable discussion is the final major event before the Smart Cincy Summit (April 25, Union Hall, Cincinnati). For more information, visit our event page.
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Cincinnati is no stranger to smart cities or innovation in government. Smart Cincy and Venture Smarter are proud to host Smart Cities Day at Cincinnati Startup Week. Cincinnati Startup Week is a week long event presented by Techstars and Startup Cincy.
Happy Birthday to our friends at Cincy Red Bike! Congrats on nearly 300,000 rides in 3 years! We were excited to welcome leaders to Smart Cincy this summer from more than 12 state DOT's and USDOT - all riding Red Bikes!
Impact Ohio announced their agenda for the Cincinnati event on October 5th. Among the panel topics, Smart Cities will be put front and center as technology, policies, and regional planning conversations will feature a lineup of active Smart City supporters
Smarter Transportation will mean improving the quality of life for residents and enhancing the workability and livability in the Cincinnati Region. Less congestion, cleaner air, more equitable public transportation, alleviated municipal budgets, and advanced transportation technologies will enhance the talent and innovation funnel that Cincinnati leaders have been building since the early 2000's.
The working group in Cincinnati has been carrying on an active dialogue to extend efforts by creating a smart and connected corridor in Cincinnati, and eventually, a connectivity corridor stretching from Greater Cincinnati to Greater Columbus, linking together the relative smart city projects.
Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black penned a white paper on the success of the city's Office of Performance and Data Analytics. At the Smart Cincy Summit this Spring, the Regional Working Group awarded each member of the office's staff with leadership and accomplishment awards.
Northern Kentucky leaders including the Mayor of Newport KY Jerry Peluso, County Commissioner Tom Lampe, and Executive Director of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative Zack Huhn meet with USDOT, state DOT, and regional leaders from OKI about integrating bikeable solutions into smart city transportation planning as they pass through Newport KY. Yay Bikes! hosted the smart city bike tour.
It's your chance to recognize a leader helping make our neighborhoods and region smart. Nominations are now open for the Smart Cincy Regional Leadership Awards (winners to be announced at the Smart Regions Conference on October 25th.)