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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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.
On Monday, December 4th, Cincinnati leaders meet with Ohio Department of Transportation, Jobs-Ohio, and The Governor’s Office to discuss deploying autonomous vehicle test locations in Cincinnati and making the region smarter using IoT and connected technologies.
“We want to show the public what we are already doing and what we could be doing,” says Huhn. “Smart city initiatives will improve social mobility, drive economic growth and make the region a more desirable place to live and work.”
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