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Randy A. Simes

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Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.

$98M Health Sciences Building to Create Striking Landmark on UC’s East Campus

The designs from Perkins+Will for the new Health Sciences Building on the University of Cincinnati's east campus should create a striking new landmark in Avondale.

Christmas Came Early for Southwest Ohio Developers, Historic Preservationists

SW Ohio continued its hot streak in the latest distribution of historic preservation tax credits from the Ohio Development Services Agency. The tax credits will save dozens of historic buildings from the wrecking ball, and spur millions in private investment.

Final Designs Revealed for Long-Envisioned Northside Transit Center

Metro has been working with community partners over the past year to put together designs for the planned Northside Transit Center. The final design, produced by MSA Architects, has now been revealed.

Metro’s Bus, Streetcar Services Providing Ample Options For Bengals’ Home Opener

A capacity crowd is expected for the Bengals' first home game of season this Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, and city leaders are looking to provide a variety of options for fans to easily get to and from the game safely.

Brink Brewing Aiming to Settle Into Cincinnati’s Resurgent College Hill Neighborhood

Brink Brewing is transforming a large commercial space in the heart of College Hill's business district into a neighborhood brewery and taproom. If all goes according to plan, it will open this November.