Intelligent traffic solutions, green buildings, water management, and smart grid infrastructure are just a few of the technologies helping to steer today’s urbanization toward sustainability.
The challenges presented by sustainable urban development are immense. In 2010, 82 percent of Americans lived in cities; by 2050 it will be 90 percent. Cities are responsible for around two thirds of the energy used, 60 percent of all water consumed and 70 percent of all greenhouse gases produced worldwide. Sustainable cities are looking at ways to improve their infrastructures to become more environmentally friendly, increase the quality of life for their residents, and cut costs at the same time.
Please download "Smarter Neighborhoods, Smarter City". This report contains detailed recommendations on how to help America's largest urban area - the City of New York - plan for more sustainable growth. You can also view the Clean Energy Solution survey results conducted in cooperation with The U.S. Conference of Mayors and sponsored by Siemens in order to understand how to address today’s urbanization challenges. Just how sustainable North American Cities are today, you can see in the “US and Canada Green City Index”.
In an effort to recognize communities that are leading the way in sustainable development, Siemens has partnered with the Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) to recognize communities that are successfully taking on the challenges of 21st century sustainable development. For this, Siemens has created the Siemens Sustainable Community Awards.
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