Imagine a Cincinnati where you know exactly where an open parking spot is or what route to take if you want to avoid potholes. The city of the future can tell you. It can tell public works employees which public trash cans need to be emptied and it can triangulate a gunshot in real time.
Though it may sound far-fetched, the city is approaching the intersection of science fiction and practical, modern living.
The city of the future is a "smart city" and on Tuesday, government officials joined stakeholders and innovators for the Smart Cincy Summit. The summit was just the first in a series of conversations the region will have around ways to improve life for everyone in Greater Cincinnati.
The summit, organized by Venture Smarter's Zack Huhn focused on creating a foundation for future innovation.