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 (Photo: Business Wire) 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. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20130904006170/en/ Multimedia Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50702362&lang=en Contact: Siemens plc Anne Keogh Tel: +44 (0)1276 696312 Mobile: +44 (0)7808 823545 Email: email@example.com Websites: www.siemens.co.uk www.thecrystal.org
Siemens C40 Cities Awards Mark First Anniversary of the Crystal with Hi-Tech Light Show
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