Global smart cities market to reach $595.4 bn by 2016: Report

Smart transportation segment estimated to lead, given the rising demands for solutions like traffic and parking management

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DUBLIN, Aug 10:  The increasing demand for sustainable infrastructure and ecological balance, Smart Cities market is set to witness huge surge in coming years. Moreover, the rising demand for smart cities is due to increasing migration from the rural areas into new urban areas all around the world according to a report by Research and Markets: "Smart Cities Market Forecast and Analysis (2014 - 2020): By Solutions (Smart Transportation, Smart Building, Smart Energy, Smart ICT, Energy and Environment); Geography (Americas, Europe, APAC)" North America is estimated to hold major share in global smart cities market due to highest urban percentage and presence of majority of stakeholders. The rising investment in smart city projects in Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa regions, makes them grow at a rapid pace in coming years. Europe region also holds considerable share of global smart cities market. The global smart cities market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 20.5 percent during the forecast period to reach $595.4 billion by 2016. Smart transportation segment is estimated to occupy major share of global smart cities market, due to rising demands for solutions such as traffic management, anti-collision, parking management, passenger information and more. This segment held a major share in 2014 with recorded revenue of $45 billion. During the forecast period, it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 18 percent to reach $121.5 billion by 2020.