Smart solutions for #smartcities
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought disruptions to an already disrupted world. In the last one and a half years, we’ve seen how every aspect of lives had to be adjusted.
Many smart cities, with all of its existing technologies and urban infrastructure, had to re-look at how they can create better and stronger ecosystems in order to ensure safety, sustainability and livability. At the upcoming World Cities Summit 2021, themed ‘Liveable & Sustainable Cities: Adapting to a disrupted world’, Siemens will be hosting a partner event to discuss with city planners, industry leaders and technology experts these issues – starting with a key essential in life – food.
Smart food production for smart cities
Cities will be home to 66% of the global population and will consume over 80% of the world’s food by 2050. In the meantime, one-third of the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. This waste does not include the land, water and energy that went into producing it.
Cities hold the key to unlocking the potential to not only satisfy this increasing demand for food but also improve livelihoods, citizens’ health and the natural environment. Our food panel, consisting of a policy-maker, a technology expert, and a hi-tech farmer, look at how cities, by growing more food locally and using zero waste and low energy technologies, can help to reduce carbon footprint, and improve livelihoods, citizens’ health and the natural environment.
A resilient smart city: how to ensure security in the face of crisis and disruption
As COVID-19 drags on, climate change continues to be the biggest challenge of our time. On top of that, urbanization is accelerating. As cities become more crowded, there’s an increasing need to make them safer and more resilient.
This is where digitalization comes in with its critical role in crisis management. We chat with a city planner/manager and a technology expert on the pandemic’s impact on existing trends, as well as shifting priorities to deliver safer cities.
Dream or reality: Demystifying the digital twin for city campuses
Employing IoT as the flagship technology to harness data efficiently and create digital twins for sustainable urban areas is a hot topic. But the complexity of creating a digital twin for urban areas with various buildings, infrastructure services and roles can be overwhelming.
We take a closer look at where IoT innovation is happening today, what IoT has delivered so far and why establishing ecosystems – both for tech and for people – is key to tackling some of the world’s toughest challenges.
Join our discussion and share with us what makes a city livable and sustainable for you by registering for World Cities Summit 2021 here.