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Global Smart Infrastructure - Smart City Transformation 2015

Global Smart Infrastructure - Smart City Transformation 2015

While a holistic approach towards the development of smart cities is still often missing; in 2015 there are some good examples both nationally and internationally of councils that are moving in the right direction. We are migrating from Smart Cities being a concept for the future and now seeing cities make tangible plans and infrastructure decisions to support such a transformation. This also means we can begin to see more clearly the obstacles and challenges involved. The most difficult issue to resolve in building smart cities is the funding. And this is not unique, all sectors and industries that are facing transformation are dealing with the same problem. The transformation process will not be possible unless investments are made in the ICT platform. This unique report explores the issues, challenges and developments for smart cities as well as providing insightful information on some of the leading cities from around the world.

Key developments:

Specific budgets for Smart City projects (or any related topic like environment or urban innovation) exist in some regions of the world; perhaps the most important element of a smart city development is direct engagement with citizens, businesses and others.


1. Synopsis
2. Synopsis
3. Defining smart cities
4. Smart city challenges becoming clearer
4.1 Holistic approach still needed
4.2 The funding dilemma
4.3 PPPPs cities collaborating with citizens and private enterprise
5. Published smart city statistics
5.1 Smart city apps
6. The use of telecommunications in smart cities
6.1 Sensors may be key to truly smart cities
6.2 Connected lifestyle
7. Smart buildings
7.1 Developments still hampered by silo thinking
7.2 The need for a smart building platform
7.3 How to make buildings smarter
7.3.1 Existing data management
7.3.2 Plan for the future
7.3.3 Big data management
8. Connected homes gaining market share
8.1 Home Area Networks (HANs)
9. Google, Microsoft, Samsung and Apple target smart Home market
9.1 Why solar may not be the biggest threat to energy utilities
10. Smart Factory Industry 4.0
11. Standards
11.1 ITU and smart cities
11.2 Open & Agile Smart Cities Task Force (OASC)
11.3 International Standards Organization (ISO)
12. Smart Cities, Smart Councils
12.1 Mayors taking the lead in building smart cities
12.2 Governments fail to build national consensus
12.3 People are ready for smart environments
12.4 Cities are leading where national policies fail
12.5 The need for leadership from the top and smart councils'
13. Selected examples of smart cites and communities
13.1 Australia
13.1.1 Remote controlled sewer systems
13.1.2 Smart infrastructure
13.1.3 Smart water infrastructure
13.1.4 Smart Work Hubs NSW
13.2 China
13.2.1 Forming a silicon delta in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau
13.3 Singapore
13.3.1 Intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015)
13.3.2 Next Generation National Infocomm Infrastructure (Next Gen NII)
13.4 South Korea
13.4.1 New Songdo City
13.4.2 Seoul
13.4.3 Ubiquitous Korea (u-Korea)
13.4.4 Busan
13.5 Europe
13.5.1 Amsterdam
13.5.2 Portugal
13.5.3 Stockholm
13.5.4 Barcelona one of the smartest cities in the world
13.6 Middle East
13.6.1 United Arab Emirates
14. A great city is much more than a smart city
15. Related reports
Table 1 Estimates on world Smart City investments markets - 2012
Table 2 - Consumers rank the most useful mobile app categories by country
Table 3 - Consumers rank the most useful mobile app categories by age
Exhibit 1 Statistical overview
Exhibit 2 The Intelligent Communities Forum
Exhibit 3 Smart city market size, estimates and projections
Exhibit 4 Examples of HAN technology options
Exhibit 5 Key smart home players
Exhibit 6 Google's acquisition of Nest and smart homes
Exhibit 7 - Design principles of industry 4.0
Exhibit 8 A snapshot of the Intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015) project
Exhibit 9 Smart energy project in Amsterdam
Exhibit 10 Barcelona Smart City benefits

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