Smart Cities Symposium – New York

March 28, 2015 News 0 Comments

Smart Cities Symposium – New York
New York City is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. But the forecast of 9.1 million residents by 2030 is not the only long-term challenge New York City is facing. In 2007, the city released the groundbreaking initiative “PlaNYC” in an effort to address challenges like a growing city, changing climate conditions, an evolving economy, and aging infrastructure.

The “PlaNYC” initiative resulted in significant progress in just a few years:
– The cleanest air in 50 years
– 865,000 trees and five million square feet of reflective rooftop added to our urban landscape
– Building codes upgraded to prepare for floods, wind, and extreme weather
– 19% reduction in carbon emissions since 2005, well ahead of our goal to reach 30% reduction by 2030

Tom Winter Architect was an active part in this event which was built on New York City’s vision for the future, bringing experts from Germany and local US innovators together to discuss ways to cooperate. Germany has been known for decades as a leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy. The event targeted professionals, researchers and opinion leaders in the fields of energy efficiency in the infrastructure and in buildings, sustainable urban planning as well as waste, water, transportation and energy management.

Click here for a link to the event webpage.