High-speed train investments by 2020 will reach $ 500 billion: Frost & Sullivan's, Hitachi Europe Ltd. According to the research done in cooperation; In 2020, 56% of the world's population will live in cities, by 2025 35 cities will turn into a “global mega-city”. As of 2020, the market created by smart cities will reach 1.57 trillion dollars, while the number of smart cities on a global scale will increase to 2025 by 26, further expanding the market. Aiming to make a difference for future generations by integrating advanced infrastructure systems with information technologies, Hitachi's research, in collaboration with Frost & Sullivan, revealed the Global Mega Trends we will encounter in the future. According to the research, for the first time in history, 50% of the world's population lives in cities. This figure will be about 2020% by 56 and the population living in the cities will reach 4,3 billion people. Mass migration to cities reveals the phenomenon of 'Mega City' by turning them into huge economic centers. As a result of this extraordinary growth, core city centers will merge with suburbs and sister cities, expanding city boundaries, and Mega Regions, Mega Corridors and even Mega Slum Quarters will emerge. More than 2020 cities around the world will grow to become a Mega City in 35 and beyond. Until 2025, there will be about 18 Mega Cities in Asia. China alone will make up 72% of the Mega Cities in Asia. Istanbul, Europe's first mega city, Research defines the Mega City as cities with a minimum population of 2025 million and a GDP of 8 billion USD by 250. With this definition, Istanbul is already drawing attention as the first mega city of Europe. Cities will become smart.
With these developments, smart technologies will replace environmentally friendly technologies, the concept of 'Smart City' will occur. The whole world will be connected with the 80 billion device, while the internet will develop environmentally friendly products and smart products. Digital intelligence will be a key element of efficiency and sustainability. Intelligent and sustainable cities will be built from the ground up, and smart and environmental initiatives that increase efficiency and reduce energy consumption will be used at every point in human life. In 2025, 26 will turn into a smart city and the smart city market will reach 1.57 billion dollars. Mega trends will create an opportunity for 2 trion Dollars in social innovation.
The need to respond to the impact of the urbanization trend will further emphasize the importance of social innovation. So much so; For the business world, industry, investors and governments dealing with the problems of the society, there will be a market opportunity of 2020 trillion dollars in 2 for social innovation. Indicating that these opportunities are particularly in the fields of energy, transportation, production and health, Mr. Erman Akgün, Country Manager of Hitachi Europe said, alan Smart energy, intelligent transportation, smart grids are a must for smart and sustainable cities that will be seen in the future. We should start working on these needs today. As Hitachi, the future of Turkey's mega-trends of our investments, we continue to be ready quickly, "he said. High-speed trains will connect the continents.
Interconnection of technologies and urbanization will have significant impacts on both individual and public transport. For example, in the period between 2010-2020, the high-speed train projects, which will be invested globally over 500 billion dollars, will be connected to each other by 70 thousand km rail line. The high-speed train will connect not only cities and countries but also continents. One person at 2035 will be able to travel from London to Beijing thanks to the global high-speed train line. All these developments will enable reinterpretation of energy use. Research on behalf of Hitachi Europe also pointed out the future to be shaped by social innovation and showed that new investments cannot be made independent of social innovation. Commenting on the results of the study, Hitachi Europe CEO Dieter Rennert said, yapan There will be tremendous pressure to meet the energy demand in the future. Transportation will need to be improved for easy access. Increasing health problems will require more specialized care services. We hope that this research will enable the business community and its subsidiaries to begin merging for a single definition of social innovation. Dil