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The foundation of smart and connected communities: Digital Access

The foundation of smart and connected communities: Digital Access

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.

Education and Workforce Development in Smart Cities and Regions

Education and Workforce Development in Smart Cities and Regions

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!

Resilience: Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Smart Cities & Regions

Resilience: Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Smart Cities & Regions

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 To Involve Cincinnati In Some Smart Vehicle Testing

DriveOhio To Involve Cincinnati In Some Smart Vehicle Testing

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.

Preview the Smart Cincy Community Day Agenda

Preview the Smart Cincy Community Day Agenda

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.

[Press Release] Catalyzing Smart Action Key Theme of Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit

[Press Release] Catalyzing Smart Action Key Theme of Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit

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.

Connecting Smart Cincy: Data-driven decisions to Bridge the Divide

Connecting Smart Cincy: Data-driven decisions to Bridge the Divide

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.’

[GovTech] Cincinnati Building Fiber Ring and Pursuing Smart City Projects Downtown

[GovTech] Cincinnati Building Fiber Ring and Pursuing Smart City Projects Downtown

Cincinnati is installing more than 20,000 feet of fiber communications in its central business district and pursing a comprehensive list of smart cities projects and strategies.

[Smart Cincy] City of Cincinnati releases downtown WiFi RFP

[Smart Cincy] City of Cincinnati releases downtown WiFi RFP

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.

Smart Government in Action: Cincinnati's Office of Performance and Data Analytics

Smart Government in Action: Cincinnati's Office of Performance and Data Analytics

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. 

Survival of the Smartest

Survival of the Smartest

The challenges that face cities in the United States today haven’t changed much. Cities still struggle with gridlock and a lack of transportation capacity. Poverty and crime are still widespread problems. At their core, these are simple problems.The problem is that because there are so many more of us than before, the solutions to problems cities face are more complex and costlier. And because population growth isn’t going to slow down anytime soon, cities can no longer take a reactive stance on fixing society’s ills.

Smart Cities are Safe Cities

Smart Cities are Safe Cities

This weekend's mass shooting is an upsetting example of why public safety is highlighted within the four pillars of smart cities. Technologies are available to prevent senseless acts such as those that happened in Cincinnati this weekend, and we want to help usher in those solutions in short time in our smart cities, connected campuses, and advanced facilities throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

Smart Cincy Phase 1: WiFi + Collaboration (Recap of RFQ Released March 21, 2017)

Smart Cincy Phase 1: WiFi + Collaboration (Recap of RFQ Released March 21, 2017)

"We have a vision that we want to achieve for our citizens, and now we’re looking for innovators, builders and doers who can make that vision a reality. The collaboration starts now." Scroll down to read a recap and summary of the 26 page document released today meant to act as the foundational layer of smart city planning throughout the City of Cincinnati. Click "View RFQ" to view the entire document from the Entrepreneurship and Education Committee.

Mayors shed light on nationwide smart city trends

Mayors shed light on nationwide smart city trends

Mid-size cities have been flying under the radar with their technological progress. In fact mid-size cities dominate the smart city industry. Of the +350 current smart city projects, mid-size cities are responsible for 168 of them. And of the 459 planned projects–mid-size cities once again top off at 225 of them. These numbers are much greater than the 69 and 103 projects large cities have and will have under their belt.