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Hype Cycle for Smart City and Sustainability in China, 2019

Published: 26 July 2019

ID: G00369496

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. This research helps local government and technology providers assess emerging technologies and solutions to achieve 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
    • Digital Twins of Government
    • Smart Building
    • Data for Good
    • Cybersecurity
    • Waste Management
    • Privacy in China
  • At the Peak
    • Intelligent Traffic Management Systems
    • Food Safety and Traceability
    • 5G
    • Energy Water Nexus
    • Sustainability and COP 21
    • Smart Parking
    • Open Data in Government
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Water Management
    • Computer Vision in Smart Cities
    • Internet of Things in Smart Cities
    • New-Type Smart City Framework
    • Electric Vehicle and Charging Infrastructure
    • Mobility as a Service
    • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
    • Government Cloud
    • Digital Government
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Smart Lighting
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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