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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.

Public Library Preparing Weekend of Themed Events for Streetcar Grand Opening

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is preparing for a weekend of themed festivities surrounding the opening of the Cincinnati Bell Connector on Friday, September 9.

Is Cincy RedBike America’s Most Financially Successful Bike-Share System?

For the first time since it launched nearly two years ago, Red Bike has released its financial details. While other bike-share systems around the country have struggled financially, Red Bike appears to be bucking the trend.

Maplewood Kitchen and Bar adds breakfast option to center city’s offerings

Maplewood Kitchen and Bar adds breakfast option to center city's offerings The owners of Thunderdome Restaurant Group first became popular with their Bakersfield restaurant in...

Nine Giant Brewing finally opens up shop in Pleasant Ridge

Nine Giant Brewing finally opens up shop in Pleasant Ridge Pleasant Ridge seems to be part of the next batch of neighborhoods poised for a...

Hamilton Looking At Possibility of Developing Urban Trail on City’s West Side

With the closing of Champion Paper Mill on Hamilton's west side, a former freight rail corridor is now no longer needed, and city officials are looking at what it might take to acquire and turn the space into an urban trail.