- In-depth analysis and an industry overview of the global smart cities market
- Analyses of the global market trends, with data from 2018 and 2019, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2024.
- Discussion of technologies deployed for improving climate resiliency for buildings and/or cityscapes and their climate resilience related applications.
- Underlying the benefits of the intelligent waste management system (IWMS) and intelligent surface transport management system (ISTMS) within the futuristic smart space technologies, along with their market size and growth driving factors in developed and developing economies.
- Market share analysis of the smart city technologies with a breakdown of the global market by different technology types and application areas.
- The technological background of translucent concrete, its market opportunities and forecast of material consumption (both value and volumetric data) through 2028; and industry insights into major types of smart concrete and their market potential in North American region.
- Analytical depiction of key trends in global smart cities marketplace, and information pertaining to opportunities, historical context and technical challenges hindering the adoption of smart city solutions.
Table of Contents
- How Will We Live?
- What Is Resilience?
- What Is a Climate-Resilient City?
- Climate Resilient Building Design and Planning: Technologies
- Building Cladding and Improved Insulation
- Resilient Windows
- Building Structural Upgrades
- Low Impact Development
- Improved Flood Management
- Urban Heat Island Management
- Water Recharge and Recycling
- Distributed Power Generation
- Distributed Power Storage
- Resilient Buildings
- Stormwater and Flooding
- Urban Microclimate Management
- Resilient Energy Supply
- Drought Resilience
- What is a Smart City?
- Historical Context for Smart Cities
- Smart Cities: Market Breakdown by Technology Type
- Smart Space Market and Technology Breakdown
- Smart Space Applications
- Energy Management and Optimization
- Emergency and Disaster Management
- Security Management
- Other Applications
- Smart Space Components
- Smart Space Applications by Type of Premises
- Market Drivers and Forecast
- Opportunities in Translucent Concrete
- Opportunities and Challenges for Building Companies
- Opportunities for Concrete and Cement Producers
- Opportunities for Resin Suppliers and Optical Fiber Suppliers
- What the Industry is Saying?
- Technology Background
- Self-Healing Concrete
- Flexible Concrete
- Heated Concrete
- Sensor-Based Smart Concrete
- Market Potential
- Analyst's Credentials
Table 2: Common Low Impact Development Measures
Table 3: Conventional Power Plant Generation Capacities (Megawatts Electricity)
Table 4: Key Trends in Smart Cities
Table 5: Smart City Technologies
Table 6: Global Market for Smart City Technologies, by Type, Through 2023
Table 7: Global Market Share for Smart City Technologies, by Type, 2017
Table 8: Global Market for Smart Spaces, by Application, Through 2024
Table 9: Global Market for Intelligent Waste Management Systems, by Type of Treatment, Through 2025
Table 10: Global Market for ISTMS, by Region, Through 2025
Table 11: Global Market for Translucent Concrete, Through 2028
Table 12: Global Market for Concrete and Building Glass, Through 2028
Table 13: Material Consumption for Precast Translucent Concrete, Through 2028
Table 14: Material Consumption for Translucent Concrete, Through 2028
Table 15: Material Consumption for Translucent Concrete, Through 2028
Table 16: North American Market for IoT Sensor-Based Smart Concrete, by Country, Through 2024
Table 17: North American Market Volume for IoT Sensor-Based Smart Concrete, Through 2024
Figure 2: Global Market for Smart City Technologies, by Type, 2017-2023
Figure 3: Global Market Share for Smart City Technologies, by Type, 2017
Figure 4: Global Market Share for Smart Spaces, by Application, 2019 and 2024
Figure 5: Global Market for Intelligent Waste Management Systems, by Type of Treatment, 2019-2025
Figure 6: Global Market for Translucent Concrete, 2018-2028
Figure 7: Bacterial Smart Concrete
Figure 8: Autogenic Self-Healing Concrete
Figure 9: Autonomic Self-Healing Concrete-Chemical Encapsulation
Figure 10: North American Market for IoT Sensor-Based Smart Concrete, by Country, 2019 and 2024
Venice is a useful historical example of a planned city, born out of the most dire necessity, and one whose inhabitants were forced to invent new systems and structures to fit a unique set of environmental circumstances. Let us treat Venice as a useful if imperfect, framework to consider the situation our modern world is currently facing in how we change our existing cities and build new ones. Venice is commonly thought to have been settled more than 1800 years ago as Rome fell violently. Roman citizens became refugees as the Visigoths and later the Huns ransacked what had been the classical world. The extreme northeastern corner of what is now Italy was and is a series of wetland bogs and open water encircled by the slimmest landmasses. We think of Venice now as a stunningly romantic tourist destination, a seat of trade and luxury complete with pinnacles of architectural sophistication. But think of it then, in the eyes of the displaced Roman citizenry who were forced to leave lands they had farmed for millennia. They encountered an inhospitable stretch of bogs and swamps, the stagnant air full of insects and the promise of death (“malaria” in Latin meant simply “bad air” and was thought to be the source of the disease that now bears this name. Little did the Romans know it was carried by the insects in the air, not the air itself).
The Romans knew two things: That their merciless enemies would not follow them there, and that they had to drastically adapt to this new environment. A once land-based rural population centered on agriculture became overnight a floating civilization focused on trade access and the sea. Wooden pilings were driven deep into the bog bottoms, followed by stone. Primary locomotion and transport ceased to be horses and carts and became boats and barges of all sizes. Avenues became canals, crossed with strategic bridges. The Venetians did not merely survive in this backwater, they became one of the most powerful and successful empires in their own right after the fall of Rome.
Today our planet is exploding in population and our environment is in peril. We must create new ways of living in large numbers in urban settings. Advanced materials, technology, and systems are being used to adapt to all of our new Venices all over Earth. The traditional method of growing cities, namely “sprawl,” will no longer do. This report is an overview of some of the tools we have in hand, and a look at what is coming next as we build cities that are connected, smart, made in new ways, and out of brand new materials. As the population swells and the water rises, we are all now Venetians.
This report looks at the idea of the climate-resilient city, the smart city, the smart space, intelligent waste systems, intelligent ground transport systems, and two of the most exciting and meaningful advanced materials out of which these cities will be built; smart and translucent concrete.