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GOOD Ideas for Cities Cincinnati

GOOD Ideas for Cities

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

GOOD Ideas for Cities Cincinnati

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Update: We have added a simulcast lounge in the lobby to accommodate more seating. This will be a great place for attendees who'd like to stick close to the bar and still watch the presentations! All seating is first-come, first-served, arrive early if you'd prefer to sit in the theater.

GOOD Ideas for Cities taps creative problem solvers to tackle real urban challenges and present their solutions at live events across the country. Thanks to a partnership between GOOD and CEOs for Cities and a generous grant from ArtPlace we're taking the program to six cities in 2012, and Cincinnati is next!

Last month we issued a call for Cincinnati creatives, and chose six teams. Each team has been issued a challenge proposed by an urban leader working in Cincinati and at the event, they'll present their ideas for a solution to that challenge. The urban leaders will then join them onstage for a brief Q&A moderated by GOOD Ideas for Cities editor Alissa Walker. And afterwards, a reception will provide a perfect time for everyone to talk about how to make these ideas for Cincinnati a reality.

Wednesday, May 16
Doors at 6:00pm
Program begins at 7:00pm 

Contemporary Arts Center
44 East Sixth Street 
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Please note that RSVPs do not guarantee seats, we have limited seating.

Hosted by The University of Cincinnati Niehoff Urban Studio and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation

Special thanks to our partners Soapbox, AIGA Cincinnati, AIA Cincinnati and the Queen City Project

Thanks to our generous beer sponsors at Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.!

The Challenges

1. Cincinnati is known for its strong and diverse arts community with a plethora of offerings that include large museums and institutions, excellent arts schools, and alternative spaces and galleries. How can the local arts scene serve as a catalyst for the local creative economy in a way that will attract talent, fuel innovation and build a stronger workforce?

Contemporary Arts Center, Molly O'Toole

20-Somethings Doing Something: Michelle Stawicki, Lauren Mae Oswald, Angela Kowalski, Kelsey Downs, Mandy Smedley, Emily Wolf

2. Four transit agencies operate public transportation in the Cincinnati region, each with its own name and identity, spanning multiple counties and two states. How can we create a more user-focused transit experience, one that builds brand equity and consumer commitments with a unified, region-wide voice, creating rising public demand for a better regional system?

Metro, Sallie Hilvers; TANK, Gina Douthat; Agenda 360, Mary Stagaman and Adena Kass; Vision 2015, Bill Scheyer

Mission Possible: John Rizzo, Ben Patrick, Chris Simmons, Kelsey Hawke, Meghann Craig, Jon Cramer, Sarah Strassel, Missy Raterman, Carrie Farler, Ashley Plank, Kelly Horan

3. Studies have shown that parental involvement in a child’s academic aspirations is one of the most important elements in improving student outcomes and nurturing student success.  Knowing that early education is especially critical to our students’ lifelong development, how can we design, implement, and evaluate a system of parental involvement within early education for Cincinnati families?

Strive Together, Gary Landsman and Jamie Berg

Cincinatives with GOOD Ideas: Dustin Blankenship, Julie Blum, Doug Hovekamp, Kara Koch

4. Walkability offers real benefits to our health, the environment, our communities, and our finances: Research shows increasing walkability can increase the value of residential and commercial real estate. How can we help our communities come together and make changes necessary to increase their local walkability?

Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation, Eric Avner; LISC, Kathy Schwab; Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors, Mark Quarry

Scout Camp: Luke Field, Tina Sevilla Stear, Michael Bergman, Nick Dewald, Lindsay Dewald, Lann Brumlik Field, Eric Stear, Will Yokel

5. Homeowners in the Greater Cincinnati area are spending far more than they should on electricity and gas because their homes lack proper insulation, storm windows and efficient heating and cooling systems. With the goals of saving money, reducing emissions and putting local residents to work, how do we get more Cincinnati households to perform energy efficiency upgrades on their home?

Green Umbrella, Brewster Rhoads; Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, Lilah Glick; and City of Cincinnati, Office of Environmental Quality, Steve Johns 

Hyperquake: Kate Kovalcin, LeAnne Wagner, A.J. Mercer, Dan Barczak, Matt Cole, Molly Danks, Chris Wallen

6. Adults living in neighborhoods with no supermarkets have significantly higher obesity rates compared to adults living in neighborhoods with supermarkets. Currently the City of Cincinnati should have 34 supermarkets—we only have 24. How can we increase both availability of healthy foods and education about healthy eating in underserved neighborhoods?

Closing the Health Gap, Renee Harris; Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Ray Watson; Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation, Chris Bochenek, 

Design Cincy: Ramsey Ford, Jody Weber, PJ Mason, Demetrius Romanos, Giacomo Ciminello

Have questions about GOOD Ideas for Cities Cincinnati? Contact GOOD Ideas for Cities

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Contemporary Arts Center
44 East Sixth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)


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