A consortium of research institutes has begun working on the digital twin of a Swiss town
CREATING A DIGITAL TWIN
UrbanTwin is developing and validating a holistic tool to support decision-makers in achieving goals such as the Swiss Energy Strategy 2050 and the vision of climate-adaptive “sponge cities” in Switzerland. This tool will be based on a detailed model of critical urban infrastructures, such as energy, clean and waste water, buildings, mobility and their inter-dependencies while considering underlying socio-economic and environmental factors.
UrbanTwin is a joint initiative of the Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, in the strategic areas of Energy, Climate and Environmental Sustainability and Engagement and Dialogue with Society
Digital Twins are a burning topic, with applications in areas as diverse as healthcare, transport and urbanisation.
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