The Crystal

Event

September 2012

A Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens

Understanding Cities

A sustainable city is a complex system of interrelated parts; planning and managing a city requires making a significant number of critical decisions. Understanding cities lets the visitor explore these interdependences using real data from New York City in a simple and intuitive way.

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Rapid Response

Unexpected incidents and emergencies are commonplace in all urban environments. How can smart systems be used to improve the emergency responses that are despatched on a daily basis? Rapid Response is a one or two player game where the main player tries to respond to incidents as quickly as they can.

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Crowd Control

With growing number of people using public spaces, it is increasingly important to keep large groups of people safe. Monitoring crowds enables us to understand where problems can occur and how to prevent them. The Crowd Control exhibit simulates a couple of scenarios where overcrowding can be dangerous, and challenges the visitor to make changes to the environments to prevent crowd congestion before it happens.

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Protecting the City

Monitoring technology enables us to spot crimes before they take place, detect them quickly and capture criminals. Protecting the City challenges the visitor to set up a smart surveillance system, and then use it to find a suspect package in a busy airport.

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Create Your Own Sustainable Building

Designing a modern building involves making a myriad of decisions, all of which have an impact on its sustainability rating. Create Your Own Sustainable Building is a large-scale, immersive environment where visitors undertake this challenge, and are rewarded by seeing their designs for an office, block of flats, or a house build instantly in front of them.

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