The universal growth of the urban environment has created a pressing need for infrastructure investment. Cities must have fully functioning traffic systems, intelligent logistics, efficient energy supplies, and environmentally compatible building technologies.
In recognition of the fact that technology holds the answer to many urban challenges, Siemens has created the Infrastructure & Cities Sector. The company pools its global expertise and activities to provide tailor-made sustainable technologies to cities of all sizes, at all stages of development, from one hand.
Siemens offers the broadest solution portfolio for cities in the world: integrated mobility solutions, building and security systems, power distribution equipment, smart grid applications and low- and medium-voltage products, as well as energy supply, water solutions and financial support.
A new Center of Competence Cities that specifically addresses the needs of urban decision makers will be established in the Crystal in London, from where it will also have responsibility for the future regional Centers of Competence in the Americas and Asia. The Crystal is a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens dedicated to exploring how we can create a better future for our cities. It is home to the world's largest exhibition focused on urban sustainability, bringing together city decision makers and the public. (thecrystal.org)
Another central part of the IC Sector is a team of City Account managers in the major cities of the world. First and foremost they consult, bring new ideas, act as a partner and lend an ear to the cities. They always live in the city they work on and act as a trusted technology advisor, maintaining the dialogue with the city's Mayor, planners, architects and infrastructure experts.
At the World Cities Summit, Siemens will present answers to meet the urban challenges.