Round-table recap: smart cities are safe cities
The tragic mass shooting that took place Saturday at Cameo Nightclub is a jarring reminder of the importance of the smart cities pillar of security. Public safety is now top of mind in Cincinnati, and the Regional Smart Cities Initiative and its supporters must lead the conversation about how technology can make our city a safer place to live and work. To that end:
• We will plan a community town hall that looks at public safety through the lens of smart cities. Our goal will be to educate and engage stakeholders, including public and law enforcement officials, on technology’s role in making our city safer and creating better outcomes;
• Our solutions-oriented approach will include the prioritization of public safety opportunities. We will explore the possibility of leveraging existing resources, including those owned by businesses and private individuals (such as cameras);
• We’ll also harness the power of our city’s start-up and maker communities to brainstorm solutions in managed innovation sessions, such as hackathons;
• Our efforts must project altruism, ie. a selfless desire to make positive changes. The Cameo incident, pedestrians being struck by vehicles, abductions, and heroin overdoses are all areas of concern to varying degrees. We won’t point fingers – we’ll focus on better outcomes as a collaborative.
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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.)