Siemens C40 Cities Awards Mark First Anniversary of the Crystal with Hi-Tech Light Show

  Siemens C40 Cities Awards Mark First Anniversary of the Crystal with Hi-Tech
  Light Show

  *Urban development centre well-established as global thought-leadership hub
    on sustainable urbanization
  *100,000 visitor mark passed in August
  *Highest certificates for LEED Platinum and BREEAM Outstanding achieved
  *Sustainable Cities Week to focus on cities and climate change, urban
    livability and culture

Business Wire

LONDON -- September 4, 2013

In its first year, Siemens’ urban development centre, the Crystal, has evolved
into a global hub for urban sustainability, a well sought-after venue for
conferences and meetings – and an East London landmark.

Siemens C40 cities awards mark first anniversary of the Crystal in London
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Siemens C40 cities awards mark first anniversary of the Crystal in London
(Photo: Business Wire)

The Crystal has fulfilled its mission of serving as a global centre for
sustainable urban development. It has hosted a range of impressive events and
international conferences with high-level audiences. Among those were the G8
Innovation Conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron and London
Mayor Boris Johnson’s Low Carbon Awards as well as a TEDx Newham event and the
International Federation for Housing and Planning’s 100th anniversary lecture.

The Crystal has exceeded even the most optimistic expectations with regards to
visitor numbers. International opinion leaders, city delegations, business
groups, university students and school children, city planners and urban
experts, local residents and tourists have turned the centre with the world’s
largest exhibition on the future of cities into a success story. Just a few
days ago, Crystal staff welcomed the 100,000th visitor to the new East London
landmark.

The inaugural City Climate Leadership Awards will be launched by the C40 City
Climate Leadership Group (C40) and Siemens on Wednesday, September 4th. The
awards recognize city innovation that accelerates city action to combat the
sources and impacts of climate change. They will be granted annually in ten
categories and will provide global recognition for cities that are
demonstrating climate action leadership. The winning cities have been selected
by an independent, seven member judging panel consisting of former city
Mayors, architects and representatives of the World Bank, C40 and Siemens.

On Thursday, the City Climate Leadership Awards Conference will round off
Sustainable Cities Week. The conference will gather Mayors, city leaders, and
urban sustainability experts. Representatives of the cities nominated for the
awards will present their projects and share their expertise in combating
climate change with their peers.

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Contact:

Siemens plc
Anne Keogh
Tel: +44 (0)1276  696312
Mobile: +44 (0)7808 823545
Email: anne.keogh@siemens.com
Websites: www.siemens.co.uk
www.thecrystal.org
 
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