The Urban Planning Software industry has experienced double-digit growth in the past five years, largely in response to the recovery of construction markets and a trend toward urbanization. Both of these trends created heightened demand for industry products, despite significant local budget shortfalls. Robust growth and high profit margins have enticed new companies into the industry, and competition has thus intensified in the last five years, and is expected to continue rising through 2020. Additionally, open-source software is presenting a competitive challenge to industry operators, as are proprietary programs developed in-house by architectural and construction firms, both major markets for the industry. Nevertheless, as urban populations increase and drive higher investment in construction, profit will remain high and growth will grow faster through 2020 than in the previous five-year period.
This industry publishes software for urban planning professionals and municipal land use agencies. Types of software include geographic information system (GIS), computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), and data processing and analytics.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.