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Smart cities technology market to top $20 billion by 2020


Pike Research is forecasting that the number of people living in cities will almost double – from 3.6 billion to 6.3 billion by 2050 – and the research firm expects that phenomenal growth will lead to similar growth in smart city initiatives, as well as a smart cities technology market expected to top $20 billion in annual value by 2020.

IDC: Top 10 smart cities predictions for 2013


The smart city initiative is growing as a recognized movement for innovation and investment at all levels of government, according to IDC Government Insights. For that reason, a smart city analyst team from IDC Government Insights has put together the company's first annual top 10 predictions for the smart city market in 2013.