Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Smart City Technologies and Solutions, 2020

Published: 04 August 2020

ID: G00450328

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


A smart city is designed to achieve holistic objectives, representing an intelligent urban ecosystem. This research helps local government and business CIOs, urban planners and strategists assessing emerging technologies and solutions to deliver sustainable societal outcomes.

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 City Regional Governance
    • Circular Economy
    • Citizen Twin
    • Digital Twins of Government
    • Smart Building
    • Data Exchange
    • Smart City as a Service
  • At the Peak
    • City Operations Center
    • Digital Ethics
    • Energy-Water Nexus
    • Greenfield Smart City Framework
    • Sustainability and COP 21
    • 5G
    • Civic and Community Development
    • Digital Security
    • Intelligent Street Pole
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Water Management
    • Smart City Framework
    • Smart City Transportation Strategy
    • Micromobility
    • Chatbots
    • Connected Home
    • IoT Platform
    • Microgrids
    • Blockchain
    • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications
    • Distributed Generation
    • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Building Information Modeling
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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