Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Smart City Technologies and Solutions, 2019

Published: 02 August 2019

ID: G00370301

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


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 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
    • Circular Economy
    • Smart Building
    • Blockchain Business Models
    • Data Marketplace
    • Data for Good
  • At the Peak
    • Autonomous Driving Level 5
    • City Operations Center
    • Civic and Community Development
    • Micromobility
    • Greenfield Smart City Framework
    • 5G
    • Chatbots
    • Digital Ethics
    • Digital Security
    • Energy Water Nexus
    • Sustainability and COP 21
    • Smart City Transportation Strategy
    • Smart City Framework
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Water Management
    • Connected Home
    • IoT Platform
    • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications
    • Blockchain
    • Microgrids
    • Distributed Generation
    • Building Information Modeling
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Smart Lighting
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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