London inaugurates Siemens's new urban development center "the Crystal"

The crystal-shaped building will serve as a conference center, urban dialogue platform and technology and innovation center all in one.

The building features also the world’s largest exhibition on urban sustainability which presents existing infrastructure solutions that make life in cities more sustainable and environmentally friendly while enhancing its quality.

At the Crystal, experts from the Siemens Center of Competence Cities will engage in research and development geared to technologies and innovations for tomorrow’s urban infrastructures. In addition, the Infrastructure & Cities Sector will coordinate its City Account Managers from the Crystal.

The conference centre is hosting this week two conferences worth consideration.

On September 20, the UN Habitat program will bring together municipal decision-makers and city planners at a conference entitled Urban Planning for City Leaders.

On September 21, participants at the future-oriented Digital Life Design Cities conference, sponsored by Hubert Burda Media, will address questions relating to sustainable urban development and visions for smart cities.

Useful links:

Urban Planning for city Leaders, September 20th 2012, London

DLDcities conference, September 21st 2012,  London


Source: Eurotransport