- Siemens joins group of 100RC “Platform Partners”
- Focus on technical know-how and information sharing for cities in 100RC Network
Siemens and 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), are cooperating in their efforts to make cities more resilient. Siemens has joined the 100RC Platform of Partners – working with other private companies and public organizations in helping cities, their people, communities and institutions prepare for, withstand, and emerge from the stresses and sometimes acute shocks caused by rapid urbanization, globalization, and climate change. City leaders around the globe are recognizing that these issues, alongside advances in digitalization, are changing how they manage, build, and operate their city infrastructures. 100RC and its Platform Partners are creating a guided path for cities that want to increase their resilience by bringing international know-how directly to city managers.
“Technology is the key to building resilience”, said Roland Busch, member of the managing board of Siemens AG. “In a globalized 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 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 in-depth 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 interested in learning about intelligent and resilient infrastructure because it has the potential to reduce costs, increase capacity, lower energy consumption, and improve overall quality of life.
Other 100RC platform partners include Microsoft, Swiss Re, the World Bank, Cisco and Sandia National Laboratories.
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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.
100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) helps cities around the world become more resilient to social, economic, and physical challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC provides this assistance through: funding for a Chief Resilience Officer in each of our cities who will lead the resilience efforts; resources for drafting a Resilience Strategy; access to private sector, public sector, academic, and NGO resilience tools; and membership in a global network of peer cities to share best practices and challenges. 100RC currently has 67 member cities. For more information, visit: www.100ResilientCities.org.