The development of smart cities is now a truly global phenomenon, with considerable activity and notable projects across all regions. Working in partnership with technology and service suppliers, city leaders and central governments are realizing the benefits smart city projects can provide to increase and improve economic opportunity, sustainability, and quality of life. New national programs—notably in the United States and India, alongside existing programs in the European Union, China, and Japan—demonstrate the importance the world’s leading economies are placing on the development of smarter cities. According to Navigant Research, the global market for smart city solutions and services is expected to grow from $40.1 billion in 2017 to $97.9 billion in 2026. Read More