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 subsequent infrastructure needs. By leveraging Siemens’ infrastructure knowledge 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.


Original Source: Siemens