From automating and prioritizing non-traditional projects to the smart region task force, Thea Walsh (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission) and Robyn Bancroft (Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments) give insight into our region's progress.
Representing Supercluster leadership from National Institute of Standards and Technology's Global City Teams Challenge, Dr. Mo Shakouri will lead the wireless portion of the Smart Planning Workshops. Alongside Dr. Mo Shakouri will be Chief Performance Officer, Leigh Tami and Analytics and Innovation Manager, Nicollette Statton representing the City of Cincinnati's Office of Performance and Data Analytics.
Step one in smart city planning is analyzing available data to discover opportunity areas that are immediately addressable. When looking through the lens of smart cities, sometimes data is able to solve problems without deploying any hard solutions but by simply identifying a disparity or solution. Data interoperability and protocols are not yet streamlined, but standards and solutions are in the works. Join us at Smart Cincy Summit on April 25th in Cincinnati, OH to discuss Big Data in Smart Cities, Connected Campuses, and Advanced Facilities.
Regional Smart Cities leaders have collaborated with municipal, academic, and private sector experts to develop and deploy the first set(s) of municipal smart city standards in the Midwest. Several collaborations made initial testing possible, as connectivity solutions act as the foundational layer of smart city planning.
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.
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