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Transforming cities for the better through sustainable technology

The megatrends urbanization, climate change, globalization and demographic change will shape the future of cities. With the need to improve the quality of life and economic competitiveness, cities have to become more resource-efficient and environmentally friendly.

Technologies are major levers for sustainable city development. Effective infrastructure contributes to economic prosperity and an improved quality of live. The complexity involved requires both a holistic view and sustainable solutions. Siemens has the portfolio, know-how, and consulting expertise to make cities more livable, competitive, and sustainable.

The City Performance Tool by Siemens helps urban decision makers identify technologies that offer the maximum environmental and economic benefits for their city. Download the pdf to find out more.

The Importance of Urban Infrastructure

Robert Lewis-Lettington (Leader, Urban Legislation Unit)


Building Technologies


Power Distribution

Smart Grid

Energy efficiency, safety and security in buildings. The Building Technologies Division of Siemens (Zug, Switzerland) is the world leader in the market for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environment-friendly buildings and infrastructures. As trusted technology partner, service provider, system integrator and product vendor, Building Technologies has offerings for fire safety and security as well as building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and energy management. In organizational terms, Building Technologies is part of Siemens Switzerland Ltd.

Building Automation Fire Safety Security

With integrated mobility solutions, Siemens ensures safe, economical and sustainable passenger and freight transportation, combining all the necessary experience and expertise for the job.

This ranges from operating systems for rail and road systems, rail electrification systems, rolling stock for mass transit, regional and long-distance rail services to airport logistics and postal automation systems thus offering a wide range of integrated mobility solutions for urban transportation, interurban transportation and logistics.

Urban mobility Interurban mobility Integrated Mobility Logistics

Efficient, reliable, safe: These are the demands placed on electrification and electrical power distribution. And our answer – for all application areas of the energy system – is Totally Integrated Power (TIP). It is our comprehensive range of products, systems, and solutions for low and medium voltage, rounded out by our support throughout the entire lifecycle – from planning with our own software tools to installation, operation, and services. Smart interfaces allow linking to building or industrial automation, making it possible to fully exploit all the optimization potential of an integrated solution. This is how we provide our customers around the world with answers to their challenges. With highly efficient, reliable, and safe power distribution we lay the foundation for sustainable infrastructure and cities, buildings and industrial plants. We bring power to the point - wherever and whenever it is needed.

Medium Voltage Low Voltage Totally Integrated Power Power Distribution Solutions Power Distribution Products

It takes new approaches and new technologies to meet new challenges. Siemens answers this throughout the entire smart grid system with innovative products, solutions, and services, unparalleled know-how, and global market expertise.

Smart Grid

Events, magazines and studies


urbanDNA is a bi-annual magazine from Siemens sustainable Cities.

The future of getting around

With our customer magazines, we examine mobility from a variety of angles: comprehensive, industry-specific and future-oriented.

Going Underground: Our journey to the future

Siemens, in association with CBS Outdoor and London Transport Museum, showcases its view of the future of underground rail transport at the Crystal in Royal Victoria Dock – open until August 2014.

  • The Crystal - a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens

    Exploring sustainability: The Crystal uses 50% less energy than any other comparable building in the world.

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  • Smart distribution networks

    Siemens and SWK STADTWERKE KREFELD are transforming the existing power supply system in Wachtendonk, Germany, into a smart grid.

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  • Lisbon’s eTicketing system

    Lisbon’s railway operator CP requested an eTicketing and access control system from Siemens for two main suburban lines in Lisbon.

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