Smart Cincy Challenges Open Source Local Problem Solving
Smart Cincy is an organization comprising public and private stakeholders from across the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana region committed to smart growth. Collaboration, not competition. Smart Cincy Challenges aim to allow residents to target addressable opportunity areas throughout the Greater Cincinnati Region with proposals inclusive of smart city solutions rooted in the four pillars of smart cities: connectivity, mobility, security, and sustainability.
You may solve for one of the example problem sets (beginning February 23rd) or submit your own problem set and proposed challenge to be reviewed on or before February 22nd. Questions? Email email@example.com.
The quick pitch:
Identify a problem. Propose a challenge. Ideate and submit a solution. [Winners] present at Smart Cincy Summit where they may qualify for resources to bring said ideas to life with support from regional organizations.
74,000 jobs are inaccessible because of poor public transportation solutions. Challenge: use smart mobility solutions to connect job seekers with jobs without burdening weak municipal budgets -- describe or show how your solution works and what it looks like.
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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.)