Smart initiative education center to open in Columbus, OH

The City of Columbus, OH will open a Smart Columbus Experience Center to the public in the city’s downtown this summer to engage residents and teach them about how the city is innovating, according to a press release from Smart Columbus.

Visitors will be able to learn about Smart Columbus projects in the education center’s 3,000-square foot showroom showcasing transportation and sustainability technologies, as well as interactive exhibits. They will also be able to see and take a test drive in new electric vehicles.

Funding for the $1 million construction and equipment costs will come from the city’s $10 million Paul G. Allen Philanthropies grant, which accompanied its $40 million Smart Cities Challenge DOT grant.