Infrastructure, Information, and Communications Technologies for Energy, Transportation, Buildings, and Government: City and Supplier Profiles, Market Analysis, and Forecasts.
The next 40 years will see an unprecedented transformation in the global urban
landscape. Between 2010 and 2050, the number of people living in cities will
increase from 3.6 billion to 6.3 billion. Almost all of that growth will occur
in developing countries. By 2025 there will be 37 megacities, each with a
population greater than 10 million; 22 of those cities will be in Asia. The
impacts of this new phase of urbanization on the global economy and on
existing urban infrastructure and resources are already being felt. They are
also spurring innovation in urban design, technologies, and services.
Trillions of dollars will be spent on urban infrastructure in this period,
presenting an immense opportunity for new transport management systems, smart
grids, water monitoring systems, and energy efficient buildings. Information
and communication technologies will be deeply embedded in the fabric of both
old and new cities and will change the way we think of city operations and how
we live and work in these environments. Pike Research forecasts that the smart
city technology market will grow from $6.1 billion annually in 2012 to $20.2
billion in 2020.
This Pike Research report examines the evolution of the smart city market,
detailing the impacts on key technology markets, including smart grids, water
management, transportation, building energy efficiency, and government
services. It also compares approaches to the smart city in North America,
Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and provides detailed profiles of
major smart city projects in each region. The report includes forecasts of the
size and growth of the market for smart city technologies through 2020,
segmented by key smart city industry sector and by region.
Key Questions Addressed:
- What defines the smart city?
- What are the primary market drivers and barriers for smart city
- What are the key policy, technology, and economic issues that are
influencing the development of smart cities?
- Which smart technologies are having the biggest impact on smart cities and
how are smart cities shaping technology developments?
- What financing models are being used in smart city development?
- Who are the key players in the market and how do they relate to each other?
- How large is the global smart city technology market opportunity, and how
will it be segmented by industry sector and region?