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By 2050, 70% of the global population will live in cities.

http://www.who.int/gho/urban_health/situation_trends/urban_population_growth_text/en/

180,000 people move into cities a day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCbvxb5t5_8

26 global cities will be Smart Cities in 2015. More than 50% will be located in Europe and North America.

http://www.slideshare.net/FrostandSullivan/smart-city-perevezentseveng

Frost and Sullivan predict that by 2020 the Smart Cities market will be worth $1.5trillion.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/sarwantsingh/2014/06/19/smart-cities-a-1-5-trillion-market-opportunity/

65% of cities have developed some sort of plan or strategy for international promotion of the city.

'Smart Cities Study: International Study on the Situation of ICT, Innovation and Knowledge in Cities – The Committee of Digital and Knowledge in Cities' - 

http://www.cities-localgovernments.org/committees/cdc/Upload/formations/smartcitiesstudy_en.pdf

To accommodate this boom, in the next 40 years we must build out the same amount of urban capacity our ancestors took 4,000 years to create.

'The Smart City Cornerstone:Urban Efficiency - Charbel Aoun' 

http://www.digital21.gov.hk/sc/relatedDoc/download/2013/079%20SchneiderElectric%20(Annex).pdf

80% of Global GDP is generated in cities.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/urbandevelopment/overview

The installed base of active wireless connected devices will exceed 16 billion in 2014, about 20% more than in 2013. The number of devices will more than double from the current level, with 40.9 billion forecasted for 2020.

https://www.abiresearch.com/press/the-internet-of-things-will-drive-wireless-connect

The number of cars connected to the Internet worldwide will grow more than sixfold to 152 million in 2020 from 23 million in 2013.

http://www.autonews.com/article/20140110/OEM06/301109910/the-race-to-market-the-connected-car

40% of traffic in city centres is caused by people looking for parking spaces.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCbvxb5t5_8

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