Technologies for Future Cities: Integrating Efficiency, Sustainability, and Environmental Concerns

January 01, 2012 | State of the Market Report

Rapid urbanization and policy are driving the development of future cities – cities that integrate efficient technologies and applications across the urban value chain to cost-effectively increase convenience, connectivity, energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability. A slew of future city initiatives have emerged globally, developed under an array of models, presenting unique challenges and opportunities for technology companies looking to engage. Through our analysis of the global future cities landscape, we have identified a mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive suite of models under which future cities develop. Technology companies need to understand the variety of models under which future cities develop so they can tap the widest channel to market in each case, and should understand the pros and cons of each model to find their fit in this daunting and confusing space.

Coverage Areas

  • Digital Transformation
  • Energy Storage
  • Future Grid
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Owning the Energy Transition
  • The Future of Mobility

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Landscape
    Increasing urbanization across the globe is straining resources and driving the adoption of new technologies that make cities more efficient and sustainable.
  • Analysis
    Technology companies vying for traction in this space must embrace the variety of approaches cities are taking and harness new ways of doing business within them,
  • Outlook
  • Endnotes

Contributors

Steven Minnihan
Murray McCutcheon, Ph.D.
Jaideep Raje

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