The number of cities around the world embracing the smart city concept is growing rapidly.
National governments and international agencies are also supporting smart city developments, often with significant investments.
Suppliers have been equally active in developing and promoting new offerings to support innovation in city management.
This widespread interest in smart city programs is creating a global market opportunity.
The smart city embraces a complex matrix of issues, solutions, technologies, operations, and infrastructural requirements. Any survey of smart city projects needs to encapsulate this complexity.