regional smart cities intiative

How Could Driverless Vehicles Affect Ohioans' Daily Lives?

How Could Driverless Vehicles Affect Ohioans' Daily Lives?

Dr. Jiaqi Ma (University of Cincinnati), Mark Policinski (Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments), Jim Barna (DriveOhio), and Zack Huhn (Venture Smarter, Regional Smart Cities Initiative) joined WVXU in there latest “Cincinnati Edition” to discuss why Ohio could be a leader in autonomous vehicle technology and how advances in smart mobility could affect our daily lives.

Midwest leaders create a brain trust for smart, regional growth

Midwest leaders create a brain trust for smart, regional growth

A collaboration sprouted throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana is beginning to gain attention. The Regional Smart Cities Initiative is adding cohesiveness to smart city conversations and helping to develop an agile planning architecture to encourage smart, regional growth in collaboration with stakeholders worldwide. Leaders of the initiative are working with international bodies to create the first sets of municipal smart city standards, and are hoping to support the mission of democratizing smart planning.

The City of Newport takes steps to be the first smart city in the midwest

The City of Newport takes steps to be the first smart city in the midwest

The City of Newport, smartLINK (powered by Nexigen,) and Regional Smart Cities partners have taken steps to deploy the first smart city solutions in the midwest. Newport is home to the first smartLINK kiosks that will act as a foundational layer for smart planning throughout the region. Already, groups from University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University, CONFLUENCE, and dozens of other private and public organizations are teaming up to tackle regional growth - collaboratively. 

Cincinnati [region] was built on; thrives on innovation. #SmartCincy

Cincinnati [region] was built on; thrives on innovation. #SmartCincy

Did I mention that we are centrally located between other major innovations hubs? Collaboration will enable the nation's first smart region. Educating stakeholders and aligning interests starts on the ground with creating that understanding of what it takes to build a workable, livable city. A smart city that leads in connectivity, mobility, security, and sustainability.