Siemens has joined the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) Platform of Partners working with other private companies and public organisations in helping cities, citizens, communities and institutions prepare for, withstand, and emerge from the stresses caused by rapid urbanisation, globalisation, and climate change.
“Technology is the key to building resilience”, said Roland Busch, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG. “In a globalised world, only the most resilient and adaptable cities will remain economically competitive and attractive for business growth. Resilient infrastructure is not an option. It is a must!”
“Cities need to make informed decisions about their continued growth and subsequent infrastructure needs. By leveraging Siemens’ infrastructure knowledge and expertise, we will be able to help cities in the 100RC Network innovate and implement solutions to the challenges facing cities in the 21st century,” said Michael Berkowitz, President of 100 Resilient Cities.
Siemens will be offering its expertise and knowledge in the energy, transport and buildings sectors, and a set of critical resilience building tools to 100RC’s member cities, as they are designing and implementing their resilience strategies. Cities are showing greater interest in learning about intelligent and resilient infrastructure, potentially reducing costs, increasing capacity, lowering energy consumption, and improving overall quality of life.
Other 100RC platform partners include Microsoft, Swiss Re, the World Bank, Cisco and Sandia National Laboratories.About this Content