Cities on the Move Blog Posts

Follow our bloggers as they report on Cities on the Move from a variety of locations around the world – including London, Paris, Shenzhen and Washington. Stay up-to-date with the latest news on intelligent infrastructures and urban planning, as we visit a variety of metropolitan events.

A broader spectrum

There’s a global competition between cities. To attract the most qualified professionals, they have to be green, resilient, user-friendly, culturally diverse, economically strong – to name just a few attributes. At the same time, they need to achieve their general goal of being a great and healthy home for all their citizens. Even one of the world’s leading green cities like Copenhagen, which topped Siemens’ Green City Index in 2009, has to work hard on its ambitious sustainability goals.

One of the key aspects is a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and thanks to its climate plan, Copenhagen will manage to lower carbon emissions while growing physically over the next decade. But the Danish capital wants to be carbon neutral by 2025: ambitious.

What is necessary to achieve this goal in a cost-effective way? There’s no shortage of great ideas – more bike lanes, better public transportation, or more renewable energy. But answering this question in detail actually proves to be quite difficult. In the new report “Copenhagen’s Big Incentive”, experts from the Siemens Center of Competence Cities demonstrate how the powerful new City Performance Tool (CyPT) is helping Copenhagen to identify additional options for its climate plan.

The CyPT analyses the impact of a broad spectrum of energy, transportation, and building technologies – incorporating Siemens and non-Siemens products alike – on a city’s future greenhouse emissions. It shows, for example, how much these technologies can reduce CO2 Eq per euro of investment. For Copenhagen, more than 350 data inputs were used to calculate a solid model and offer a strategy. The results are astonishing.


Generally speaking, the report is not about big, administrative inner-city infrastructure investments in energy or mass transit. It’s more about effective incentives for the private sector, as well as a good national framework to promote alternative mobility and cost-effective renewable energy.

For example, buildings are responsible for around 80% of Copenhagen’s greenhouse emissions – and almost a third of the commercial building stock is managed by just 40 owners. If these owners have an incentive to invest in six cutting-edge building technologies selected by the CyPT, the city could save 10% of its emissions and create more 18,000 jobs over the next 10 years. Retrofit programs addressing the commercial stock have shown extremely good results in the past, so the report also offers some great case studies from Tokyo, Melbourne, and Chicago.

As buildings become more sustainable, transportation begins to have a bigger contribution to emissions. The report shows that, by 2050, transportation will account for 27% of Copenhagen’s emissions, as opposed to 20% today. But remarkable strategies from Oslo, Rotterdam, and San Francisco provide a solid framework for successfully promoting alternative car technologies.

All of the strategies mentioned in the report, combined with a green national energy-mix, will help Copenhagen to maintain its place as one of the world’s most sustainable cities in the future. But what price tag will all this have?

The big surprise in the Siemens “Copenhagen’s Big Incentive” report is that the most effective technology investments are outside of the city’s budgeting program. It’s about “national investments in wind, private investments in building retrofitting, and household and business investment in alternative cars.” In figures: 95% of the estimated three billion euros needed to save an additional 26% of city-wide emissions over the next 10 years are outside of the city budget.

Of course, this is good news for mayors around the world, but there’s still a lot of work involved. At least smart tools like the Siemens CyPT help mayors and other urban decision makers lead their cities into a more sustainable future that’s solidly based on data and figures.

Author: Peter Koziel

Siemens Launches City Performance Tool in the U.S. to Aid Sustainability Efforts

Recently, hundreds of government officials, business leaders, city planners, and technology and policy experts convened in Washington, D.C. to share their insights on city sustainability. The two-day conference, sponsored by Smart Cities Council, covered such topics as data-driven infrastructure planning, integrated freight and passenger transport networks, smart communications systems, policies promoting urban innovation, infrastructure financing, and technologies for clean, local energy generation, distribution and storage.

The opening keynote session on September 15, “Leapfrog to the Future 2025,” featured a roundtable of top business executives – including Siemens’ own Alison Taylor, VP, Sustainability, Americas – who discussed current sustainability efforts and the challenges cities face.

Executives from organizations such as Bechtel, Leidos, IBM and MasterCard joined Taylor to discuss a variety of these challenges – from design and ideation to finance and procurement. The overall consensus was:

 

  • Becoming a smart, sustainable city requires collaboration across infrastructure sectors and among private, civic and public actors.

  • It also requires complementing technology solutions with smart policymaking so that citizens are involved in designing and implementing sustainable solutions.

  • The current, and cumbersome, procurement process offers the best opportunity for implementing this type of balanced collaborative approach.

Practical Help for More Sustainable Cities

One of the ways Siemens is helping cities is through its City Performance Tool (CyPT), which officially launched in the U.S. in September during Smart Cities Week. Based on the company’s technical expertise and global experience, the software platform estimates the long-term economic and environmental impacts of more than 70 buildings, energy, and transport technologies in cities.

“We’ve been developing the platform in the U.S. for a few years, and have spent the last two years tweaking and perfecting it in our pilot cities of New Bedford, Massachusetts and Riverside, California,” says Taylor.

Minneapolis, San Francisco and Mexico City are also testing and using the tool, along with Vienna, London, Nanjing, Seoul, Adelaide and numerous other cities around the world.

CyPT offers city planners a holistic approach for prioritizing infrastructure investments based on quantifiable contributions to growth and sustainability. It looks at population, transportation networks, commercial and residential buildings, and energy use.

“The tool can help cities answer questions like how to reduce carbon emissions, if the change needs to be behavioral or technological, and the number of jobs created out of an initiative as well as the costs,” says Taylor.

More Data for Everyone

Now that more cities are using it, Siemens has been able to streamline the CyPT data collection process, incorporate technologies most relevant to cities, and encourage results sharing among cities from different regions.

“The question I was asked in D.C. is whether the tool can factor in changes in policy,” Taylor says. “The tool will be revised to recognize changes in policy that affect emissions. We see the need for smarter use of data to help inform cities as they make sustained and targeted investments in order to improve city infrastructure. The tool allows city managers and planners a unique view of their city’s impact and helps identify the areas of greatest need and effectiveness for better resource allocation.”

Siemens is also supporting the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA) – a collaboration of global cities committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 percent by 2050 or sooner. By making the CyPT available to CNCA, members will be able to leverage the software model to evaluate how specific building, transport, and energy technologies can help them achieve their environmental goals.  The eight U.S. alliance cities include Washington, D.C., Minneapolis and New York City.

Carbon Neutral in 15 years

And while the company is bolstering its commitment to help cities become more sustainable, Siemens has also just announced its goal of making its global operations carbon neutral by 2030 by eliminating the majority of its carbon emissions, while also supporting projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions outside of Siemens, known as carbon offsets.

“Cutting your carbon footprint is not only good corporate citizenship,” said Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG. “It's also good business.”

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Author: Mary Ellen Egan


The Digital Transformation of Cities Conference

On occasion of its 3rd anniversary, The Crystal played host to the Digital Transformation of Cities Conference with wide-ranging experiences and discussion of Smart Cities. Attendees were welcomed by an effusive speech by Pedro Miranda, Head at the Siemens Global Center of Competence Cities, which set the tone for the rest of the conference: “Smart cities take advantage of open digital platforms and intelligent urban infrastructure to make people’s lives better and safer.”

Learning from each other

Dr. Patricia McCarney, from the World Council on City Data (WCCD), described infrastructure deficit all over the globe that requires high-caliber data to inform smarter and sustainable cities in the future. The WCCD has developed 75 standardized indicators (ISO 37129 certification) for cities to input information and extract reliable data for planning and investment. Dr. McCarney affirmed that this is merely the first step, however, focusing on the question of what comes next. Both city authorities and the private sector – particularly insurance companies – are demanding better data, which requires the integration of more indicators into the program. Pedro Miranda and Dr. McCarney signed an agreement under which the WCCD and Siemens will work together to find solutions using the collected and collated data.

How to deliver Smart Cities?

The former mayor of Erlangen, Germany, gave life to the topic of energy efficiency from the German perspective. The resource challenges that cities face must be met by smart solutions carried out by active and engaged citizens. “Consumers will become producers ('procumers'), and these would have the chance to store energy and sell it back to the grid.” The success of a city lies in the effective use of resources to prevent waste.

From upgrading Victorian-age buildings in London (Matthew Pencharz, the City of London Deputy Mayor of Energy & Environment) to gathering formal and informal transport data in South Africa (Devin de Vries, the co-founder of WhereIsMyTransport), the discussion shed light on the many practical challenges of delivering smart cities. Nicola Walt, from Arup's Smart Cities team, argued that smart city solutions should be assessed within a municipal governance structure to determine who will benefit and how. And Sanjay Sethi, from Citi Group, focused in the diverse ways cities can finance their infrastructure and digital requirements, explaining how ‘supply chain financing’ helps lower the costs of financial services.

Four Siemens Senior Executives presented the company's accomplishments in the Smart Cities arena. Federico Golla, CEO of Siemens Italy, explained the potential of automation and digitalization in Mediterranean harbors, while Ken Cornelius, Head of the CoC in the US, touched on the Millennials desire to live in cities that are walkable, safe, and digital – arguing that investments in light rail and street cars will be highly relevant in these mobile cities.

Rudolph Siegers, CEO of Siemens Germany, emphasized the need for energy efficiency and the new expectations of the smart grid: how to save and spend energy efficiently. And Sunil Mathur, CEO of Siemens India, explained his country's unique challenges, where the focus is on constructing basic infrastructure for growing cities. This points to enormous opportunity, as every city will need more efficient energy delivery systems, transportation, and other infrastructure.

The digital cities showcases

Steve Turner, of Manchester City Council, Jörg Lange, Head of Verkehrslenkung Berlin, and Wolfgang Frey, of Frey Architekten, presented various projects – on the topics of vibrancy of the city, intelligent traffic management solutions, resource efficiency, and sustainability – with an overarching theme of digitalization of cities.

Finally, bringing the conference to a close, Andrew Collinge, Assistant Director of the Greater London Authority, referred back to Pedro Miranda’s opening remarks that “data is a commodity of the future.” The use of data can help cities to become more deterministic about their objectives and to frame their reach within tangible realities.

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Author: Alvaro Orbea Cevallos

City Performance Tool (CyPT) helps mayors in decision-making

I don’t envy mayors. Gone are the days when smiling into cameras and birthday events with 100-year-olds were at the core of their tasks. Today, mayors are more like CEOs. Not only do they have to run the city government and connect with voters, they need to ensure jobs are created, young people are attracted to counteract the effects of an aging society, and so on.

Competitiveness among mayors’ top priorities

Cities compete globally for businesses, investments, and increasingly for skilled workers. “Until recently, competitiveness was outside a mayor’s domain because the factors defining it were decided at national level,” says former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. “Today, with 80 percent of global output coming from cities and businesses formulating growth strategies around urban markets, cities cannot afford to cede their futures to national governments.”

Mayors have to create an environment in which businesses flourish, innovation happens, and cities grow. At the same time, budgets are shrinking and there’s little to no margin for compromise on living standards.

Pedro Miranda (right) with the Mayor of Vienna, Michael Häupl

Fear of environmental lawsuits

Recently, mayors have had to add another item to their substantial list of challenges – one with dangerous political and financial potential. Cities and governments are being sued for not protecting citizens from environmental threats and climate change.

In a landmark ruling in The Hague, a court has ordered the Dutch government to cut the country’s emissions by at least 25 percent within five years. The judges argued that the government’s plan to cut emissions by 14-17 percent was unlawful, given the scale of threat posed by climate change. Across Europe, citizen groups are already preparing to file similar cases over issues such as climate change, CO2 emissions, and overall air quality.

For most European cities, you can access almost real-time data on air quality and see that they sometimes exceed EU limits on KPIs such as PM10 or PM2.5 (dust particles). City administrations must go way beyond making bold statements or publishing fancy folders to show they’re taking these threats seriously.

Citizens increasingly scrutinize their city’s investment decisions and want them embedded in an overall strategy. As municipal budgets remain tight, more effort is needed to achieve the biggest environmental impact with the available funds. With hundreds of investment choices – and armies of industry lobbyists – it’s a difficult call to make and even more difficult to substantiate.

Getting maximum benefit from investments

German engineering powerhouse Siemens recently launched its City Performance Tool (CyPT), a highly innovative simulation that supports city governments with this very challenge: to identify the maximum positive environmental effects for a given investment budget.

“No city equals another,” Siemens VP Pedro Miranda said during last week’s Press Conference presenting CYPT findings for Vienna. “That’s why we’ve developed a solution – with experts from around the world and cities from three continents – that’s highly flexible and adaptable.” Data on the built environment, mobility, and energy infrastructure is used to establish a unique baseline for each city. Subsequently, decision makers can simulate the influence of 70 technology and strategy options.

For Vienna, the CyPT confirmed that the ongoing climate protection programs started in 1990 were the most cost-effective solution for reducing CO2 and particulate matters, and also identified additional technologies in the fields of renewable energy, building retrofitting and e-mobility that could help the city achieve its environmental targets by 2025.

The CyPT offers insights for many urban challenges. A city with air-quality issues, for example, has numerous options, from boosting public transport to promoting electric vehicles. Each option requires investment and manpower, but which one (or combination) offers the best environmental impact per euro spent? This is what the CyPT is able to answer. The simulation tool identifies which mix of strategies and technologies maximizes the positive effects on air quality for any given budget.

Particularly impressive is the fact that the CyPT isn’t a fancy sales tool for Siemens solutions. In some of the technology areas, the company isn’t even active. “We really want to provide cities with an independent tool to quickly understand options and their effects,” concludes Pedro Miranda. “It helps cities save valuable time in finding a solution to their challenges.”

It is no surprise that cities from around the world are lining up to use the new simulation.

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Vice Mayor of Vienna Renate Brauner (left) with Michael Häupl and Pedro Miranda

Author: Gerald Babel-Sutter

International Low Carbon Conference

Home to fifteen million people and one of China’s major manufacturing centers, the bustling metropolis of Shenzhen was the ideal location for the third International Low Carbon Conference, held from June 17-18, 2015. The focus of the conference was on sustainable development, and brought together city delegates and business leaders from across the world for a chance to discuss realizing a low carbon future in China and the rest of the world.

The conference provided panel discussions, workshops and presentations from a variety of experts who exchanged ideas on how to improve sustainable development and reduce carbon emissions in cities on an international scale. One of the key focus areas was the implementation of technology to support low carbon cities, and how this can open up business opportunities in the field of sustainable infrastructure development.

Siemens’ speaker Lenny Shen was present at the event to present the release of the Shenzhen CyPT study. The City Performance Tool can simulate the impact of technologies in cities across the world, providing concrete statistics to help decision makers plan infrastructure developments for the future.. This is particularly interesting for Shenzhen – a city that, less than 50 years ago,  was a village with just 30,000 inhabitants.

This growth has resulted in Shenzhen becoming known as the “instant city”,  making it a particularly relevant location for such a conference. After receiving Special Economic Zone status in 1979, it’s grown enormously – with electronics manufacturing cultivating the city’s growth. Now home to 15 million people and with 26 skyscrapers standing at over 200 meters, Shenzhen is a megacity on the Sham Chun River.

Industry has played a major role in the city’s development, but has also led to rising CO2 emissions. Technologies such as the CyPT, and other tools that can help city planners to reduce a city’s carbon footprint, help Shenzhen and other cities to improve environmental friendliness, and create green cities of the future.

Solutions are already in place to help transform Shenzhen into a low-carbon city – some of them as ambitious as the growth the city has experienced in recent decades! Last year, a lauded proposal was put forward to turn Shenzhen into a green, three dimensional city. Titled Cloud Citizen, the plan is to turn Shenzhen’s bay area into a green financial district, with a combination of functional high-rise buildings and green spaces. The 4 Tower in 1 masterplan is another green project, aimed at combining practical working spaces with green areas – in this case, a rooftop water garden. Solar panels are also implemented to enhance the building’s efficiency.

Nevertheless, there’s still a way to go to ensure a low carbon future. And this is true not just for Shenzhen, but for the rest of the world. Hence the International Low Carbon Conference, together with parallel events such as the Best China Low-carbon City Voting, and the Creative Low-carbon City Design Competition, prove crucial in ensuring a green future for the world.

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Author: Helene Liu

The General Meeting of the German Association of Cities 2015

How can all German cities profit from the national economic growth? How can the growing financial divide between cities be stopped? What development opportunities can be secured for all of them? Over 1,000 city delegates met to discuss these questions at the General Meeting of the German Association of Cities “Deutscher Städtetag.”

This municipal umbrella association declares itself as “the Voice of Germany’s Cities.” It represents the interest of 3,400 member cities against Federal Government, Federal States (“Bundesländer”), the Bundestag, the Bundesrat, the European Union and numerous organizations. The voluntary association actively represents the cause of local self-government, facilitates the exchange of experiences between its member cities, and influences lawmaking by stating its position on draft legislation and holding discussions with the parliament as well as the government.

This year’s general meeting took place in Dresden, the capital of the Free State of Saxony situated in a valley of the River Elbe – a city with over half a million citizens.

The meeting addressed the difficult financial situations of many German cites. German Chancellor Angela Merkel did not try to gloss over that problem in her welcome speech. She said the use of the available municipal financial resources of German cities has to be carefully considered.

There was also time for different panels, which discussed how the financial situation of cities can be enhanced, how poor citizens can receive better access to education, and how demographic change can be a challenge or a chance for urban development. A panel that stood out was inspired by this year’s focus on the so-called German Science Year: “the City of the Future.”

The discussion raised the question of how a sustainable infrastructure and the appropriate services can be supplied at reasonable costs while taking into account that social and ecological standards have to be ensured. Although the timeframe was too limited to analyze novel intelligent system solutions in-depth, it became clear that many cities have problems with deciding where to put their investments. Should they invest in the conservation of existing infrastructure or in new technologies? Or both?

The latter discussion continued at the Siemens booth, which offered several smart solutions that help cities in the transition toward a more energy-efficient and resources-friendly future, including the new City Performance Tool (CyPT). This software is a further development of the successful Siemens Green City Index. Klaus Heidinger, Head of City IT Applications at Siemens, said CyPT supports cities by identifying “the right technologies for their future.” The simulation tool calculates the environmental and economic impact of over 70 building, transport and energy technologies and also provides tangible environmental results relative to the amount invested. This helps city officials to most efficiently use their budgets.

Another cutting-edge innovation that Siemens presented in Dresden is Desigo CC, the most extensive integrated building management system currently on the market worldwide. It controls and optimizes lighting, shading, air climate and energy management as well as fire safety and security services. Buildings can achieve a better environmental performance, which helps to cut costs.

Considering that buildings consume the biggest amount of energy in a city, a management system like Desigo CC could greatly impact the carbon footprint of an urban area and help to reduce operational costs of municipal buildings. Not surprisingly, there was a constant flow of city delegates targeting the Siemens booth.

Author: Peter Koziel

The Metropolitan Solutions 2015

Cities on the move – Berlin

For 3 days, Berlin was the global capital of ideas for intelligent and sustainable urban development. Germany’s capital city hosted the “Metropolitan Solutions”, a network event bringing together a total of 27 conferences and extensive workshops for professionals from all continents. The attendance of politicians like Violeta Bulc (European Commissioner for Transport), Günther Oettinger (European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society) and Cornelia Yzer (Senator for Economics, Technology and Research in Berlin) demonstrated the success of this recent concept. Being the world’s biggest fair in the field of smart and green cities, 450 speakers and 130 companies were present, including Siemens and its urban experts.

It is no surprise that such a high number of speakers are able to provide insights on a wide range of topics, from smart solutions in Asian cities, to new European partnerships on smart communities, and new ways of municipal funding. Experts exchanged worldwide success stories on electric cars and new developments in the field of smart sensing. It was an almost endless line up of interesting presentations concerning the chances and challenges of future cities.

Siemens actively participated in this line up of presentations and panels with 7 experts, including Pedro Miranda (Siemens Corporate Vice President), who was presenting industry solutions for sustainable urban development in the “Sustainable Urban China Conference” organized by ICLEI. Other fields of Siemens expertise were represented, in the “International Finance Conference - Making Finance work for Cities”, for example, where Julie Alexander (Director at the Global Center of Competence Cities) discussed new funding sources for smart cities with experts from SAP, The World Bank, PwC and others.

Generally speaking, the core message of many presenters at the Metropolitan Solutions was that smart cities can’t be developed by simply providing them with single parts of data-driven technology: To enhance sustainable urban development, a holistic approach is urgently needed.

Therefore, it’s almost no surprise that the new City Performance Tool (CyPT) was a roaring success at the Siemens booth. Its holistic approach on simulating more than 70 technologies in a city and their potential influence on future CO2, NOx and PM emissions, as well as their potential on installing new local jobs, was the exact the topic of the fair. Thanks to a comprehensive analysis of the unique profile of a city, the CyPT is capable of delivering tangible numbers on the city’s future environmental performance and economic development, for up to 25 years. This allows stakeholders to make a more informed decision on possible infrastructure investments. Consequently, Klaus Heidinger (Head of City IT Applications) and his team were busy explaining the new software tool to interested city officials such as the Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, or to the European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc.


Klaus Heidinger (Siemens Head of City IT Applications) with Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller

Nevertheless, the CyPT was not the only highlight. New infrastructure technologies in Siemens’ portfolio, like the Integrated Smart Parking Solution, demonstrated new, effective ways of managing a modern city. Moreover, Siemens experts explained new methods of financing energy infrastructure upgrades with “Energy Performance Contracting”, and provided a general insight into the comprehensive services of Siemens regarding the energy management, resilience and security of a city. Additionally, an interactive touchscreen table illustrated Siemens’ portfolio in a playful way, using heavy, crystal-shaped, transparent blocks as control panels.

The Siemens booth was not the only place to gain new insights about sustainable urban development in the exhibition hall. The Metropolitan Solutions 2015 offered its visitors a lot of opportunities to share experiences with each other: ICLEI, for instance, hosted workshops and roundtable discussions in their booth and offered a lounge-like set up for discussions. The so-called “brainbox” of Berlin’s Technical University created a huge room to inspire conversations on how potential partners collaborate in a city. The emphasis of #metsol was to ensure that all visitors talked as peers. It didn’t matter if the conversation started in the exhibition hall or briefly after a presentation - even high-level experts from cities like Copenhagen, NGOs like The World Bank, or companies like Siemens were open, tangible and interested in exchanging ideas. This is what made the Metropolitan Solutions a highly communication-driven urban innovation fair.

After three days of intense networking, interesting presentations and conversations at the lunch queue, experts and visitors left Berlin and #metsol reassured that they are on the right path: a path that will make cities cleaner, more efficient and hopefully more livable.

Author: Peter Koziel

The launch of the Siemens City Performance Tool

Thanks to the “Metropolitan Solutions” fair, Berlin is the capital of ideas for smart cities at the moment. Urban experts from all over the world are gathering in the German capital to discuss the needs and barriers for a smart and sustainable urban development, as well as potential technological solutions. It is therefore the perfect time and place to launch a tool that helps urban decision-makers to choose which technologies offer the maximal environmental and economic benefit for their city in the future: the City Performance Tool (CyPT) by Siemens.

Although it is normally not easy to convince a selected crowd of urban experts to leave a fair for another evening event, this time it was different: equipped with a spectacular view from the riverside of the river Spree, the launch venue was actually a great place to while away the evening. A big red buzzer on the stage indicated that something important was about to happen.

As the buzzer was pushed by Pedro Miranda (Siemens Corporate Vice President), and the CyPT was officially launched with a visually convincing video of sustainable urban technologies.

The CyPT uses exclusive Siemens data to help cities estimate how much CO2-emissions can be saved by up to 73 transport, building and energy technologies, for instance. Additionally, it provides insights on potential air quality improvement and job creation. And it can calculate data up to 25 years in the future.

Some cities have already worked on pilot studies with Siemens using the CyPT: These cities are Munich, Vienna, London, Bedford (Massachusetts), Riverside (California) and Nanjing. Siemens is already engaged with 17 cities in deploying the CyPT, for example Copenhagen and other cities in Asia and United States. Many other cities have also shown interest.

After Pedro Miranda ended his speech with the sentence “Better cities lead to better lives”, Cornelia Yzer (Senator for Economics, Technology and Research, Berlin) took to the stage, admitting that Berlin should be on the list of CyPT cities as well. “Both politics and industry need to meet the challenge [of the global urbanization process]. We have to rethink the concept of providing urban infrastructures and we have to offer ecological solutions”. Furthermore she pointed out how important it is that Siemens, as a German industry leader, is showing the way towards prospering and liveable smart cities.

Shortly before the formal part of the evening ended, Pedro Miranda came back on stage to announce that thanks to the CyPT and its development team, Global Program Manager Klaus Heidinger and Research Expert Dr. Katrin Müller, Siemens now holds another official U.S. patent.

After the official program, visitors had the chance to visit the CyPT booth at the venue and learn more about how the CyPT works.

To find out more about the CyPT, click here: http://www.siemens.com/cities-on-the-move

Author: Peter Koziel

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