At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Community Day, 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.
Ahead of the forum guests heard from leaders at Smart Cincy, Powernet, Avondale Development Corporation, Friends of the African Union, and Better Bus Coalition to kick of the event ahead of an open community discussion where a consensus was reached about a need to ensure residents and neighborhood groups are properly engaged and included when it comes to planning smart city efforts.
3 KEY TAKEAWAYS:
- Community engagement and education must lead smart city planning efforts
- Smart City and tech-driven solutions should promote inclusivity as to create opportunities for all residents, not widen the socioeconomic gap between them
- Cincinnati's most pressing needs such as mobility, digital access, and workforce and education disparaties can all be immediately and significantly addressed by Smart Cities programs that are already in the works - but it will not happen without community driven collaboration and transparent dealings with all stakeholders involved
Monthly community engagement and outreach efforts will continue, and those that are interested in getting involved in efforts related to defeating the digital divide, improving equitable mobility solutions, and supporting education and workforce development efforts should reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about becoming a part of the Smart Cincy working group and collaboration community.
Here are a few pictures from the community day session that was hosted at the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments Board Room:
Nicollette Staton from the Office of Data and Performance Analytics will lead a hands-on workshop on CincyInsights – what’s there, what’s new and what’s upcoming.
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.
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).
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.
Smart911 is now available in Cincinnati. This system automatically sends additional crucial information to 911 call takers & 1st responders in emergency situations. However, you have to sign up to participate.
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.
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?'
Gov. John Kasich is opening all of Ohio’s public roads to smart vehicle testing and the University of Cincinnati is positioned to play a leading role
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.
Powernet has been a partner of the Smart Cincy effort since the very beginning and we are excited to welcome them as a partner and sponsor for the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit!
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 city techies will arrive in Cincinnati this week to learn about smart mobility and infrastructure projects taking hold across the greater Cincinnati-Kentucky-Indiana region.
Smart Cincy is pleased to welcome Battelle as a partner and sponsor for the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit on Thursday, April 26th, 2018!
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.