Media Advisory - Let's Talk Smart Cities
Today's Cincinnati Edition Spotlights Smart Cincy Summit
Summit Organizer Zach Huhn, Northern Kentucky Innovation Network Casey Barach join WVXU's Mark Heyne to talk smart cities
With the Smart Cincy Summit a week away, smart cities are the talk of the town in the Queen City. Cincinnati's administration has made its intention to transform the city with smart city technology clear. The launch of its Cincy Insights website last year demonstrated its commitment to data-driven smart planning. More recently, the city issued an RFQ for phase one of its Smart Cincy initiative, the first step toward affordable, citywide WiFi.
But the problem with smart planning is scope. Zack Huhn, CEO of the Smart Cincy Summit's presenting sponsor, Venture Smarter, and Casey Barach, Director of the Northern Kentucky Innovation Netowrk, will discuss smart cities and the importance of a regional approach to smart planning with Cincinnati Edition's Mark Heyne today at 1 p.m.
WHAT: Cincinnati Edition on WVXU 91.7 FM
WHO: Venture Smarter CEO Zack Huhn, Northern Kentucky Innovation Network Director Casey Barach
WHEN: Today, April 18, 1 p.m.
WHY: To discuss smart cities and the Smart Cincy Summit on Tuesday, April 25.
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.)