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Urban innovators to gather in Cincinnati at CEOs for Cities event

Urban innovators to gather in Cincinnati at CEOs for Cities event

A group of some of the nation’s most innovative urban minds will gather in Cincinnati on May 17 and 18. While here, they will examine the city’s ongoing urban success stories at CEOs for Cities bi-annual meeting titled, “The City as a Startup.” More from the Cincinnati Enquirer:

They’ll hear innovators from San Francisco to Songdo, South Korea, share stories of building smarter technology infrastructure, training, attracting and retaining talented young workers and creating a vibrant community of entrepreneurs. The meeting also lets local organizers Eric Avner and David Ginsburg spotlight how far our region has come since the men joined the group in 2004.

By Randy A. Simes

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.