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.
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