Siemens is showcasing technology solutions that help turn grey cities green. Through innovative and interacive formats such as the Siemens Sustainable City Tour and City Planning Experience, citizens of Mumbai can visualize how cities of the future will be built around solutions such as smart grid, transportation, intelligent buildings, public space security, and technology solutions for airports and ports. Siemens is also hosting a panel discussion and a workshop on city management.
Siemens understands that technology is a key factor in helping cities prepare for the future.
Siemens’ extensive range of products and services provides answers to urban challenges in the areas of transportation, buildings, energy supply and distribution, e-mobility, safety and security. We understand the unique needs of cities, and our Siemens “One approach” offers cities customized products and services.
Key senior government officials (municipal, urban / industrial development, security, etc.), senior management in relevant corporates, CSR / Environment / Sustainability Officers, urban planners, mid-level government officials, media and industry bodies will find the content showcased highly relevant.
Challenges for Indian cities
Indian cities are facing big challenges for the environment, economy and quality of life. The following facts (source: Mckinsey Global Institute: India’s urban awakening: building inclusive cities, sustaining economic growth) highlight the need for sustainable technology and infrastructure solutions to overcome the challenges.
- By 2008, 340 million people already lived in urban India (30% of total population)
- By 2030 population of India's cities will increase to 590 million, and by then India will have 68 cities with over 1 million
- Indian cities generate 80-85% of India's tax revenue
- Over the next 20 years, urban India will create 70% of all new jobs that will be twice as productive as in rural sector
- Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in India's cities are being expected to increase from 230 million tons of CO2e in 2005 to nearly 1.6 billion by 2030
- Water supply for the average citizen could drop from an average of 105 liters to only 65 liter a day with a large section of the population having no access to potable water at all
- The rapid growth of cities put enormous challenges to cities’ infrastructures.
Filling the demand gap for energy-efficient and sustainable infrastructure
- The only way to increase quality of life in cities, ensure competitiveness, and at the same time protect natural resources and the environment is by developing cities in a sustainable manner.
- 35% of India’s population is reportedly without access to energy. Any sustainable development will require modernizing India’s energy infrastructure.
- Siemens’ products offer solutions to the challenges of urbanization. We help make cities competitive and environmentally-compatible and improve the quality
of urban life.