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Smart Cities: Funding, Deployment Strategies, and Business Models

This report mainly focuses on funding and deployment strategies for smart city projects and programs. It looks into key smart city challenges, including financing, optimization of available budgets, implementation, and the leverage of existing platforms and infrastructure. This report describes how incremental approaches based on smart funding, the replication of projects, the reuse of technology deployments for a wider range of use cases and applications, citizen participation, crowdsourcing of mobile sensor data, and the stimulation of the overall sharing economy for mobility, energy, accommodation, and communication allow any city to become smart, regardless of its current situation. 

Table of Contents

  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • 2. SMART CITIES LANDSCAPE, APPROACHES, AND TECHNOLOGIES
    • 2.1. Definition of Smart Cities
    • 2.2. Main Smart Cities Challenges
    • 2.3. Smart City Verticals and Technologies
    • 2.4. Smart Cities Benefits
    • 2.5. Smart Cities Relevance and Wider Opportunity
  • 3. SMART CITY PARADIGMS
    • 3.1. Public-Private Partnerships
    • 3.2. Information Services: Citizen Participation and Mobile Sensors
    • 3.3. Demand-Response Technologies
    • 3.4. Electrification and Alternative Energy
    • 3.5. "As a Service" Models
  • 4. SMART CITY DEPLOYMENT STRATEGIES
    • 4.1. Incremental versus Holistic Approaches
    • 4.2. Three Key Smart City Deployment Paradigms
    • 4.3. Regional Differences
  • 5. SMART CITY PROJECT FUNDING AND FINANCING
    • 5.1. Funding Sources
    • 5.2. Smart Financing
    • 5.3. Smart City Investment Forecasts
    • 5.4. Regional Differences
  • 6. SMART CITY BUSINESS MODELS AND ROI
  • 7. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SMART CITY PROJECT DEPLOYMENTS AND FINANCING
    • 7.1. Mobility
    • 7.2. Transportation
    • 7.3. Communication
    • 7.4. Energy and Other Utilities
    • 7.5. Safety and Security

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