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18 Hour City Series – Contemporary Retail and Entertainment

July 12, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Taft Center at Fountain Square
425 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor (overlooking Fountain Square)
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States


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Explore the topics facing Greater Cincinnati as it grows opportunities and delivers choice lifestyles to its increasingly diverse population.

18 Hour City Series is a creative problem-solving forum. The structure allows industry talent to engage with panelists to innovate around unique challenges and ideas. Our ULI Members are a diverse group of thought leaders. We are doers who design and solve for effective use of land and the built environment. Expert panelists will present contemporary thinking on a subject and together we will help form, create and sustain our 18 Hour City.

18 Hour Cities are experiencing:

  • above-average urban population growth
  • affordable cost of living
  • lower cost of doing business relative to “24 Hour” cities like Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Washington DC

The concept of the 18 Hour City is important because the label has proven to be a good indicator of growth potential. ULI, for example, has tracked the progress of cities it designates as 18 Hour, and the data is compelling. If a city has quantifiable success attracting Millennials with a solid and growing job base, yet is more affordable than the cities from which they are migrating, it is logical to believe that it will thrive. (Formigle, 2017)

3:30-5:30 pm at the Taft Center at Fountain Square
2nd Thursday, every other month, 2018

  • January 11 
  • March 8 
  • May 10 
  • July 12
  • September 13
  • November 8

January 11: Reputation and Image
Source Cincinnati, “What are the stories being told about the Cincinnati Region to drive talent, business investment and visitors?”

March 8: Transportation Vision
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, “How can implementing a regional transportation vision connect people to jobs, education, and health care and spur development?”

May 10: Regional Readiness
Regional Economic Development Initiative, “How do we put into action learnings from the world’s foremost Site Selectors?”

July 12: Contemporary Retail and Entertainment
Spatial.ai, “How are we using the world’s first application tapping human driven social layer to enable fully informed real estate and local marketing decisions driven directly by human behavior?”

Lyden Foust, Founder and CEO, Spatial.ai, will be our speaker for the Contemporary Retail and Entertainment session on July 12. Lyden is an enthongrapher, urbanist, and Techstars ’16 award winner.

Spatial.ai is a Cincinnati-based location data company that uses conversations from social networks to understand how humans move and experience the world around them. People are unique, so are locations. Spatial’s data, analytics, and reporting products for retailers and restaurants measure the unique personalities of the community surrounding retail and entertainment. This is the world’s first application tapping human driven social layer to enable fully informed real estate and local marketing decisions driven directly by human behavior. In November, Spatial.ai announced a $2.1M round of funding and it’s work with Ford.

September 13: 100% Housing
LISC, “How do we match our region’s 40,000 vacant units to the 40,000 unit housing deficit?”

November 8: Maintaining Competitive Advantage
City Manager, City of Cincinnati, “What are we doing organically to pull in demand and make our region not only engaging, but endearing?”

Members: $25/Session
Non-Members: $40/Session

Space is limited to 50 participants to encourage robust interaction. Members and those purchasing the Series will be given preference.

Brought to you by ULI Cincinnati Committee for Mission Advancement.

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