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ASCE Centennial Celebration – Cincinnati’s Potential Future

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

The ASCE Cincinnati Section will continue its Centennial Celebration with a meeting on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. The meeting will include dinner and a presentation by John Yung, AICP, Senior Project Executive at Urban Fast Forward about the potential future of Cincinnati. John Yung is a certified planner with more than 13 years of experience in community development, planning and zoning. He has worked on urban and city plans throughout the Cincinnati area and across the country.  The meeting will be held in the Barrel Room at the MadTree Brewery in the Oakley area of Cincinnati at 3301 Madison Road; Cincinnati, OH 45209.

The presentation will describe the trends and forces driving future change in Cincinnati and beyond, including changing demographics and new infrastructure technology. These advances are influencing and driving the future of Cincinnati. This presentation will focus on what Cincinnati has done, is doing, and could be doing to move into the future and be a relevant, growing area. The presentation will address: 1) the trend towards creating more walkable/bikeable and transit-friendly cities, and 2) the potential use of autonomous vehicles and hyperloops in Cincinnati.  It will be a wide ranging and exciting presentation that will help drive a conversation, and developing a plan, about our future. 

Mr. Yung is a community and urban development planning specialist.  He focuses on revitalizing and enriching city centers and neighborhoods through a diverse array of planning strategies. John is skilled in land use code analysis, development plan review, and project implementation and he has expertise in engaging both community members and elected officials. His work has included comprehensive planning, economic development, zoning code development, public speaking, community engagement and urban forestry. Mr. Yung is a regular contributor to the blog UrbanCincy.com and podcast.  He has coordinated and hosted panel discussions on urban issues in partnership with the UC Niehoff Studio. He is also a founding member of the Congress for New Urbanism Midwest Chapter and a published author.   He has a Masters Degree in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Muskingum College.