2Q 2020

Smart City Deployments Continue Accelerating Despite Headwinds

Smart City Tracker Insights

The ideas and principles behind the smart city movement have seen continued evolution in the past year as cities explore new technologies and innovate with new combinations of existing systems. As a global market, smart city technologies and practices can be found in all regions of the world. Guidehouse Insights tracks smart city projects across six project categories in five world regions. Deployment of these projects has been accelerating since 2010 and, with due consideration to potential impacts of the COVID-19 virus, is expected to continue accelerating in all world regions. Although North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific have seen the largest number of projects, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa are expected to accelerate their deployments in the coming years as solutions become less expensive and economies in those regions continue to develop.

Cities are collecting more data than ever before as the deployment of 5G and the Internet of Things begins to accelerate. Many conversations are about privacy and the acceptable role of data collecting technologies in the hands of both public and private actors. Cities are finding themselves under increasing pressure to safeguard both privacy and data. Adding to data handling pressure, cities are facing challenges from cybersecurity threats. The success of the smart city concept relies on the ability of cities to not only meet evolving transportation, energy, and sustainability needs, but also do so with a degree of transparency and security acceptable to the residents they serve. 

This Guidehouse Insights report provides highlights of the state of smart city development around the globe. The report looks into key industry sectors: smart energy, smart water, smart transportation, smart buildings, smart government., etc. Deployments are segmented by project focus, investment type, region, and industry sector, and the report includes market drivers and barriers, market forecasts, and key recommendations for stakeholders.
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Tables | Charts | Figures 5
  • Which cities around the world are developing smart city projects, and what types of applications are they focused on?
  • How do trends in smart city projects vary by country and region?
  • What are the priority industries and city operations for smart city projects?
  • What are the most recent notable trends in the global smart cities market?
  • What are the leading project types being implemented globally?
  • Energy management hardware and software vendors
  • Smart grid hardware and software vendors
  • Building equipment and appliance vendors
  • Smart transportation providers 
  • Networking and telecommunications vendors
  • Utilities
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community
1. Introduction

2. Scope

3. Executive Summary

4. Market Inflection Trends

5. Market Drivers and Barriers

6. Market Forecast

7. Regional Market Overview

8. Key Recommendations

9. Acronyms and Resources

10. Contact
  • Smart City Development: Industry Growth Potential, World Markets
  • Market Drivers and Barriers
  • Projects Tracked by Region, World Markets: 2010-2019
  • Projects Tracked by Type, World Markets: 2010-2020
  • Global Smart City Projects, Regional Market Shares, World Markets