Sustainable Cities

Efficient power generation, intelligent power supply grids, new urban transportation concepts, and energy-efficient buildings steer rapid urbanisation in a sustainable direction.

The challenges facing sustainable urban development are huge! With about one million Africans moving to cities every week, Africa is one of the fastest urbanising continents. By 2030 Africa will have 760 million urban residents – more than the entire western hemisphere today.

How can we keep pace with the demands of increasing urban populations and at the same time protect our environment? Around the world, roughly 75 percent of the energy consumed, 60 percent of the water consumption, and 80 percent of greenhouse gases can be attributed to cities. How can we make cities “work” better? The answer is innovative technologies that make cities more environmentally friendly, increase the quality of life for their residents, and cut costs – all at the same time.

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    Higher utilization of power systems

    2:16 pm on 7 April 2014

    Smart Grid solutions are transforming the entire energy conversion chain into a living infrastructure that possesses the intelligence and automation to respond quickly, flexibly and comprehensively to the diversity of providers’ and customers’ needs.

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    Siemens equips deepwater seaport and rail route in Mozambique

    2:24 pm on 4 April 2014

    State-of-the-art railway signalling solutions for the 912-kilometre Nacala-Moatize line.

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    The Siemens eChopper

    8:59 am on 4 July 2013

    Paul Teutul Snr. of Orange County Choppers riding the electric chopper that they built for Siemens.

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    Newly developed train to enter service in London in 2016

    8:58 am on 4 July 2013

    A new rail project – regarded as one of the largest rail infrastructure projects in the UK – will see the introduction of 1, 140 new commuter rail carriages in Great Britain.

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    The 21st century power grid is flexible and smart

    12:11 pm on 13 May 2013

    Additional capacity of cost effective and environmentally compatible electrical power must be created in order to meet the growing demands that urbanisation is posing across Africa.

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    Cities: Where solutions begin

    9:21 am on 6 May 2013

    Cities have been the key element of human civilization for thousands of years. Whether we look a…

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    A sustainable vision for Johannesburg

    11:25 am on 25 April 2013

    Mpho Franklyn Parks Tau has been Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, South Africa, sin…

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    Caring for the environment with efficient waste water management

    1:49 pm on 11 April 2013

    Siemens will be taking part in an urgent refurbishment, expansion and sludge management proje…

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    The rise of data centres, cloud computing and mobile apps

    11:54 am on 4 April 2013

    When you get out your phone to check Facebook, watch a YouTube video, or do some online banking, l…

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    World’s first CO2-neutral city for an oil-free future

    9:32 am on 6 February 2013

    The world’s first CO2-neutral city, Masdar City, is taking shape in Abu Dhabi.

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