1Q 2021

Smart City Tracker 1Q21

Global Smart City Projects by World Region, Market Segment, Technology, and Application

With multiple COVID-19 vaccine candidates being deployed and many nations beginning to announce recovery stimulus packages, the world likely stands at the financial inflection point of a fading crisis. Negative financial impacts from the pandemic have affected municipalities, many of which have constrained annual budgets to account for shrinking revenue. These financial consequences are not evenly dispersed and are expected to affect smart city development differently for varying world regions. Those nations able to use strong central banks and stimulus spending packages are likely to see a surge in smart city project deployments. Those without these resources will likely see an ongoing stagnation in public spending, including in the smart city market.

Simultaneously, public demand for smart city projects has increased as the pandemic suddenly shifted the ways in which people rely on municipal infrastructure. Smart transportation, micromobility, and connectivity projects have seen a surge in both deployment and popularity since the pandemic began. The permanence of these projects, especially micromobility infrastructure, will be a subject of ongoing interest as recovery efforts commence.

This Guidehouse Insights database now tracks 619 smart city projects in 353 different cities globally. Data surrounding investment models has also been clarified from previous versions. Projects can be filtered by a project’s region, focus, priority, and investment type.

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  • Which cities around the world are developing smart city projects?
  • How do project development trends differ from region to region?
  • What are the leading project types (e.g., transportation, government) being implemented globally?
  • What patterns have emerged around smart city projects by region?
  • What project types have become most prevalent in recent years?
  • What are the main funding vehicles for these projects?
  • Energy management hardware and software vendors
  • Smart grid hardware and software vendors
  • Building equipment and appliance vendors
  • Urban sensor vendors
  • Smart transportation providers 
  • Networking and telecommunications vendors
  • Utilities
  • Silicon chip and computer components vendors
  • Investor community

Smart City Tracker 1Q21

Top 10 Countries by Smart City Projects Tracked, World Markets: 1Q21

Smart City Projects Tracked by Region, World Markets: 1Q21

Smart City Projects Tracked by Investment Type, World Markets: 1Q21

Smart City Projects Tracked by Region, World Markets: 2010-2020

Smart Cities Tracked by Region, World Markets: 2010-2020

Smart City Projects Tracked by Investment Type, Top 5 Focus Priorities, World Markets: 1Q21

Smart City Projects Tracked by Project Focus, World Markets: 2010-2020

Global Smart City Project Tracker, All Projects and Regions: 1Q21

  • Top 10 Countries by Smart Cities Projects Tracked, World Markets: 2Q20
  • Smart City Projects Tracked by Region, World Markets: 2Q20
  • Smart City Projects Tracked by Investment Type, World Markets: 2Q20
  • Smart City Projects Tracked by Region, World Markets: 2010-2020
  • Cities Tracked by Region, World Markets: 2010-2018
  • Smart City Projects Tracked by Investment Type, Top 5 Focus Priorities, World Markets: 2Q20
  • Smart City Projects Tracked by Project Focus, World Markets: 2Q20
  • Top 10 Countries by Smart City Projects Tracked, World Markets: 1Q21
  • Smart City Projects Tracked by Region, World Markets: 1Q21
  • Smart City Projects Tracked by Investment Type, World Markets: 1Q21
  • Smart City Projects Tracked by Region, World Markets: 2010-2020
  • Smart Cities Tracked by Region, World Markets: 2010-2020
  • Smart City Projects Tracked by Investment Type, Top 5 Focus Priorities, World Markets: 1Q21
  • Smart City Projects Tracked by Project Focus, World Markets: 2010-2020
  • Global Smart City Project Tracker, All Projects and Regions: 1Q21