A smart city utilizes information and communications technologies (ICT) for improving the performance and quality of urban services, reducing consumption of resources and related costs,
facilitating more active and efficient engagement with citizens, and enhancing quality of life of citizens sustainably. ICT is the core of smart cities initiative, since a knowledge infrastructure is critical for implementation of a smart city.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Smart Cities estimated at US$741.6 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$2.5 Trillion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 22.5% over the analysis period. Smart Governance & Education, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 24.4% CAGR and reach US$915.5 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After a thorough analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Smart Buildings & Infrastructure segment is readjusted to a revised 18.9% CAGR for the next 7-year period.