Cities bring together a spectrum of individuals and organizations – from residents, workers and tourists to property developers, energy providers and government authorities. Collaborating online, via 3D virtual twins that accurately mirror the city, enables them to conceive the efficient and sustainable future of this complex system of systems.
Cities consume two thirds of the world’s energy, produce more than 70% of its carbon emissions and generate vast amounts of waste. That makes them a key focus of countries’ efforts to limit global warming by 2050. As urban populations continue to change, government and industry must work together to build, operate and maintain housing and infrastructure that can serve more people with lower environmental impacts and remain resilient to various risks such as infectious diseases and floods.