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Research and Markets: Global Smart Cities Market Report 2014: Home, Building Automation, Energy Management, Industrial Automation, Healthcare, Education, Water, Transportation, Security

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vfj6bp/smart_cities) has announced the addition of the "Global Smart Cities Market Report 2014: Home, Building Automation, Energy Management, Industrial Automation, Healthcare, Education, Water, Transportation, Security" report to their offering.

Current statistics suggests a rapid growth rate of the global population. As a result, the need for smart cities has increased which would guarantee a sustainable infrastructure to support the ecological balance. Smart cities would be the new residential and commercial centers offering rational and advanced smarter lifestyle for the future.

The implementation of smart cities projects largely depends on the government initiatives, the challenges created because of low quality infrastructure and the key actions needed to seize the opportunities. The smart cities make extensive use of communication technologies to improve the quality of life of its citizens. This creates an environment in which effective communication takes places for the betterment of citizens.

The major driving force for the smart cities market is the increasing rate of migration from the rural areas into new urban areas coupled with the expanding global population. The demand for a sustainable infrastructure and the rise in green solutions and technologies has fueled the growth in the smart cities sector. The government norms and regulations over the environmental issues have become stricter to curb down pollution. Smart cities will provide an eco-friendly habitat and a time-saving operational lifestyle.

The research report also analyzes the restraints in the smart cities market. The heavy funding and capital expenditure will pose a huge restraint for the smart cities market. Various socio-economic and political factors play a critical role in the development of smart cities. The differences in the social strata and political agendas pose risks in the evolving smart cities projects.

Case Studies

Amsterdam Smart City: The ASC project started in 2009 as an initiative involving residents, corporations, institutions and government bodies. The intention was to encompass concepts of energy efficiency, CO2 emissions and economical sustainability and built city models under climate and energy programs. The project is to be established with an investment of $1,500 million.

Chengdu Smart City: It is set to become the first smart city project in west China. The city municipal has collaborated with Cisco to implement the Tianfu Smart Internet City in this hi-tech zone. The project mainly consists of smart city management, smart internet industry service and smart internet community service. The project includes planning for intelligent transportation, e-government, education and healthcare and water management infrastructure.

Smart City Dubai: It is a combination of initiatives taken to provide state-of-art infrastructure, environment and support systems that promote the growth of knowledge-based companies. The project includes Dubai Internet City, Dubai Outsource Zone, Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, Dubai Knowledge Village, DuBiotech, Enpark and Dubai International City. The cultural diversity and cultural changes posed various challenges for the development of the project. The aim of the project is to provide quality infrastructure development with state-of-art commerce centers to promote the tourism industry.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Executive Summary

3 Market Overview

4 Ongoing Smart City Projects

5 Smart Cities Market, By Smart Home

6 Smart Cities Market, By Building Automation

7 Smart Cities Market, By Energy Management

8 Smart Cities Market, By Industrial Automation

9 Smart City, By Citizen Service

10 Smart Cities Market, By Smart Transportation System

11 Smart Cities Market, By Security System

12 Competitive Landscape

13 Company Profiles

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- Accenture Plc

- Alcatel-Lucent

- Cisco Systems, Inc

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- Honeywell

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- Intel

- Oracle

- Siemens Ag

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vfj6bp/smart_cities

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