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Hype Cycle for Smart City and Sustainability in China, 2018

Published: 18 July 2018

ID: G00340352

Analyst(s): Uko Tian , Milly Xiang


Smart city initiatives form an important part of the Chinese government's aim for sustainable economic and social development, and they generate big opportunities for technology and service providers.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Waste Management
    • Smart Building
    • Food Safety and Traceability
    • Smart Parking
  • At the Peak
    • Sustainability and COP21
    • Energy Water Nexus
    • Computer Vision in Smart Cities
    • New-Type Smart City Framework
    • Open Data in Government
    • E-Waste Regulation
    • Government Cloud
    • Smart Transportation — China
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Electric Vehicle and Charging Infrastructure
    • Internet of Things in Smart Cities
    • Water Management
    • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
    • E-Government
    • Smart Lighting
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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