City districts – livable, safe, and adaptable urban communities

Digital infrastructure solutions from Siemens pave the way for attractive, sustainable, future-proof city districts.

More than 1.5 million people per week are moving to cities worldwide. But what does it take to provide all city residents with a livable environment? How can everyone live healthily and happily in a sustainable and safe urban-local context? Digital infrastructure solutions help city districts grow and thrive in an efficient and sustainable manner – for generations to come. 

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Siemens Xcelerator

Accelerating the digital transformation

Siemens Xcelerator is an open digital business platform and marketplace with the ambition to create a powerful ecosystem of partners who can jointly accelerate digital transformation tailored to your specific business goals. Making digital transformation easier, faster and at scale.

The digital transformation of urban infrastructure

City districts are increasingly becoming "urban villages" that meet the residents’ desire for identity and a local lifestyle. Their inhabitants must rely on infrastructure and buildings that are built for sustainability just as much as for people-oriented transportation and mobility, efficient city management, and safety and security. Smart, digital technologies are the key to creating livable, adaptable, accessible, and sustainable urban communities and buildings.

Smart technologies for attractive, livable city districts

We help authorities, planners, investors, and residents co-create an innovative, sustainable, and adaptive infrastructure for their city districts. Our end-to-end solutions make it possible to merge urban planning, ecology, and information technology to improve the lives of citizens – with microgrids and buildings that leverage data and artificial intelligence for local generation of renewable energy, for energy and resource optimization, and for a powerful e-mobility charging infrastructure. ​

Portfolio

Technology to transform the everyday

Together with our customers, we co-create people-oriented city districts that are responsive to changing needs, safe, secure, and sustainable. Click on the elements below to explore our portfolio of solutions and services that help shape and transform the everyday of thriving and livable city districts.

Planning, consulting, and simulation

Optimizing power system and building performance 

With state-of-the-art market and technology expertise and powerful simulation tools, our consultants support you in optimizing your power system and your buildings based on your specific technical and economic targets. Our services comprise strategic advice and grid design as well as control and automation concepts for both power and building infrastructures.

Power generation

Distributed energy systems create extra value

In the wake of the ongoing decentralization of the energy system, more and more campuses are using local energy solutions to produce the electricity they need. But there’s even more in it: With the help of distributed energy systems, campuses can gain more independence from energy suppliers and establish a highly sustainable, cost-efficient, and remarkably more resilient power supply. It’s even possible for campuses to actively participate in the energy market, because any generated surplus can be fed into the power grid and sold to the market – an attractive opportunity to create additional revenue. 

Energy management

Microgrids for cost-effective, sustainable, reliable power

Microgrids contain all the elements of complex energy systems, they maintain the balance between generation and consumption, and they can operate on- and/or off-grid. More and more campus operators are using microgrids to produce the electricity they need cost-effectively, sustainably, and reliably.

Energy storage

Energy storage solutions for any requirements

Energy storage solutions for industry, infrastructure, and private residences: fast, flexible, and reliable.

eMobility

The brain of eMobility.

Considering the important role of eMobility in urban spaces like campuses, the infrastructure for electric mobility has to satisfy the requirements of the grid and also meet the needs of all the people operating on a modern campus.

Grid connection and smart electrification

An effective, reliable, and safe power supply is the operational backbone of a campus. A smart electrification system covers everything from medium-voltage switchgear all the way to low-voltage switchboards and busbar trunking systems and uses smart software tools and applications.

Smart buildings

Increasing building performance, efficiency, and adaptability

We spend up to 90 percent of our lives in buildings, and we believe that everything people do in life deserves a perfect place to do it. Smart buildings are an active contributor to the experience and success of its stakeholders.

Safety and security

Keeping city campuses safe and secure

Security is one of the most important enablers for the way we live and do business in a globalized world. Digitalization impacts all industries and is a powerful catalyst and enabler of change. The global security landscape and its demands are changing, and protection using advanced security management and services means safeguarding the foundation of sustained competitiveness and business continuity for all our customers.

Services

Analyzing and utilizing what buildings can share

Every system and component in the buildings on a smart campus creates numerousc data that can be collected, analyzed, and used to gain actionable insights. Building Twin, the application of digital twins of buildings to provide relevant data across the building lifecycle, and BIM, a collaborative process that’s at the heart of the digitalization of the construction industry, help create safe, efficient buildings that continuously interact, learn, and adapt to new requirements.

IoT infrastructure

IoT solutions for city campuses

Smart urban communities are autonomous living, business, and learning hubs that generate huge amounts of data. The holistic representation of these data provides fast and easy access to information and makes communities smarter, more resilient, sustainable, and future proof. This digital transformation is enabled by a sound digitalization strategy, IoT devices, system integration, cloud computing, and analytical models.

Financing

Making investments easy

Campuses face the inherent challenge of housing, catering, and employing thousands of people at a time. Many are looking to smart technologies to help them operate more efficiently, reduce costs, and better serve their inhabitants. Smart and flexible financing solutions are a key enabler for staying ahead of the curve.

Efficient communities of high economic value with a reduced environmental footprint

Discover how we help urban developers, planners, architects, and real estate investors co-create, build, and operate efficient and sustainable city districts that deliver tangible value for all residents, businesses, and public authorities.

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Stories and insights

Learn more about smart urban communities

Whether it’s for educational institutions, districts and cities, industrial enterprises, or in mixed-use settings: Smart urban communities improve peoples’ lives and work. They benefit communities, businesses, and the environment in many ways. Discover how we’re harnessing technology and our expertise to create digitally supported, agile, sustainable communities – one smart urban community at a time.

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Let’s make your city district fit for today’s generation and those to come.

Are you an investor, a developer, an architect, a planner, a builder, or an operator? Would you like to turn your next project into a smart urban community? If so, please drop us a line below.