Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Smart City Technologies and Solutions, 2018

Published: 01 August 2018

ID: G00340460

Analyst(s): Bill Finnerty , Bettina Tratz-Ryan


A smart city should be designed to achieve holistic objectives, focusing on intelligent urban ecosystem development. This research helps local government CIOs, urban planners and strategists to assess emerging technologies and solutions for cities and governments for a sustainable societal outcome.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Artificial General Intelligence
    • Smart Building
    • Data for Good
    • Data Marketplace
    • Autonomous Driving Level 5
    • 5G
    • Chatbots
  • At the Peak
    • City Operations Center
    • Civic and Community Development
    • Sustainability and COP21
    • Digital Security
    • Energy Water Nexus
    • Greenfield Smart City Framework
    • Smart Monitoring for Public Infrastructures
    • Digital Ethics
    • Blockchain in Government
    • IoT Platform
    • Mobility as a Service
    • Smart Parking Strategies
    • Smart City Framework
    • Smart Transportation
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Water Management
    • Car-Sharing Services
    • Connected Home
    • Internet of Things
    • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications
    • Microgrids
    • Intelligent Building Automation Systems
    • Distributed Generation
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Smart Lighting
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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