CATALYZING SMART ACTION KEY THEME OF SECOND ANNUAL SMART CINCY SUMMIT
In 2017, the inaugural Smart Cities Summit focused on starting the conversation between stakeholders and decision makers from around the region to identify goals that will transform the Cincinnati region into a Smart City. On Thursday, April 26, at Union Hall in Over-the-Rhine, the Summit returns to highlight the progress made in the last year and to keep the momentum going.
“We have enthusiastic partners. We have committed, active stakeholders. Most importantly, we have sustained, positive momentum,” says Zack Huhn, leader of Smart Cincy and founder of Venture Smarter. “The Cincinnati Region is poised not just to contribute to the smart cities space, but to become a recognized leader within it.”
Collaborative efforts reach far beyond the walls of city hall. The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), SORTA, and the OKI Regional Council of Governments are all working with partners such as Venture Smarter and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce to launch and deploy smart cities pilot projects and scaled solutions to better connect residents and visitors to jobs, education, healthcare, and leisure. This includes launching projects such as the Smart Mobility Lab with Uber, exploring “Smart Mobility Corridors” across the region, and researching driverless vehicle programs at CVG. Other project plans are being developed in the Uptown Innovation Corridor in Avondale, and connecting the East-West corridor.
“The goal is to create a test-bed for research and innovation looking through the lens of smart and connected mobility while solving immediate needs related to mobility and quality of life,” Huhn says.
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