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.
Our organization has released a statement on the shooting from this weekend and will be speaking with elected and public officials about participating in the April Smart Cities Are Safe Cities event alongside business and academic leaders. Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, The City of Cincinnati Police Department, and other regional law enforcement entities will be invited.
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“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
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.