Cincinnati, OH, 2018 Green Cincinnati Plan

Adopted May 2018

By: City of Cincinnati
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Table of Contents

Autonomous Vehicles

This functional plan connects autonomous vehicles to sustainable development goals in Cincinnati. It identifies potential benefits of autonomous vehicles, including less energy consumption, greater access to transportation for all residents, and reduced demand for parking spaces. A recommendation for an AV pilot project includes information on potential partners, implementation timelines, equity considerations, and carbon reduction potential.

Green Building

This functional plan outlines a tax abatement program for new buildings and renovations that meet the standards of green building certification systems. Eligible certification systems include Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Living Building Challenge, and Home Energy Rating Score (HERS). The functional plan recommends offering more public education about green building and the tax abatement program. 

Urban Heat Resilience

This functional plan addresses urban heat and provides recommendations to help reduce the impacts associated with increased temperatures. One of the goals of the plan is to halt heat-related fatalities through solutions such as conducting an urban heat island assessment, educating the public to reduce the harms of heatwaves, and requiring occupied residential units to provide one air-conditioned room. 

Cincinnati, OH

2010 Population: 296,943

2010 Population Density: 3,809.79/square mile