The American Society of Civil Engineers released its latest report card on the state of the nation’s infrastructure. While the country, as a whole, improved from a D to a D+ grade, Ohio sat stagnant earning the same C- grade it did in 2009. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Ohio Fails to Show Improvement in Latest Infrastructure Report Card
President Obama shifted the conversation towards jobs and the economy in his fifth State of the Union address. The hour-long speech covered a wide range of topics, but highlighted a variety of policy items and programs that would have a major impact on America’s cities. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: President Obama Shifts Attention Toward Economy, Cities in 2013 State of the Union Address
Census data shows that the City of Cincinnati’s inner-city neighborhoods remain the most powerful in the 2.1 million person region, boasting the most densely populated neighborhoods and economically powerful job centers. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Inner-City Neighborhoods Center of Population, Economic Power in Cincinnati Region
Could Queensgate become an American hub for advanced manufacturing?. Cincinnati leaders have been looking for a way to transform the region’s industrial Mill Creek Valley. With a possible new program designed at training people in advanced manufacturing, might this be a new opportunity for Queensgate and the other neighborhoods in the valley? More from Next [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Could Queensgate become an American hub for advanced manufacturing?
A decade later, Cincinnati still debating streetcar issue. More than a decade has passed since Cincinnati’s debate over building modern streetcars began. During that time Cincinnatians have consistently voted in a majority of City Council and a Mayor that support the idea of building a modern streetcar system, regional planning, Cincinnatians have cast their votes [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: A decade later, Cincinnati still debating streetcar issue
A new feasibility study shows that a 35-station bike sharing system would attract 305,000 annual trips in Cincinnati. Buoyed by the findings, city leaders plan to release an RFP within the coming weeks that hopes to identify a company that will build and operate the system. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Cincinnati city leaders to move forward with Ohio’s first bike sharing system
Chicago’s Cabrini-Green redevelopment taking cues from Cincinnati’s City West. Chicago is moving on from its infamous Cabrini-Green housing projects with a plan to create a mixed-income neighborhood. The plan, however, is facing early criticisms that have also troubled Cincinnati’s similarly built City West development. More from Salon: “They still be gangbangin’ out here at night,” [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Chicago’s Cabrini-Green redevelopment taking cues from Cincinnati’s City West
Cincinnati, like all peer cities, recorded its peak population in the 1950 and has steadily lost residents since. But the cause behind that population loss may be more complex than the traditional narrative of urban decline can explain. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: What’s the full story behind Cincinnati’s 50-year population decline?
Taft High School in West End achieves LEED Platinum certification The Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School is the first Ohio high school to achieve LEED Platinum certification. The certification results from the building’s many environmentally-friendly features and its location in a dense urban neighborhood. More from Building Cincinnati: Green features include one of [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Taft High School in West End achieves LEED Platinum certification
City and project officials are moving forward with a preferred alternative for the Brent Spence Bridge replacement and rehabilitation project, but new financial hurdles may offer an opportunity to reimagine the project in a more financially beneficial way. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Reimagined Brent Spence Bridge alignment could prove to be financial windfall for Cincinnati
The Betts House in Cincinnati’s West End neighborhood puts the artwork of Alan Grizell on display. The fascinating series featuring paintings of Over the Rhine by one of its own residents remains on display through the end of the month. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Betts House features OTR exhibit
This Saturday marks the return of Bikes+Brews, one of the official Bike Month activities of the City of Cincinnati’s Bicycle Program. Bikes+Brews is the perfect segue into next week’s American Craft Beer Week as it will offer riders the opportunity to explore the city’s urban core while learning a bit about craft beer and how [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Bikes+Brews 2011 takes place this Saturday in Cincinnati’s urban core