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Ryan Citron, Research Analyst

Ryan Citron

Ryan Citron is a research analyst in Navigant Research’s Transportation Efficiencies and Building Innovations programs, contributing to the Mobility and Smart Cities research services. Citron has completed projects for an array of global manufacturers, suppliers, and leading technology companies. He provides market analysis, competitive assessments, product evaluations, and market sizing and forecasting services.

Prior to joining Navigant Research, Citron was a solar researcher at NREL, contributing to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Soft Costs Program. He holds a BA in law and human rights from Carleton University, a MASc in environmental policy and management from the University of Denver, and a MLS in environmental and natural resources law and policy from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.

Recent Reports

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  • UK Smart Cities Index 2017

    Assessment of Strategy and Execution for the UK’s Leading Smart Cities

    Since the last UK Smart Cities Index report was published in 2016, a series of global and local political changes have been reshaping the political and economic landscape in ways yet to be clear. This has only increased the focus on the role cities play in addressing some of the biggest challenges facing the UK. In parallel, the mom...

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  • Navigant Research Leaderboard: Smart City Suppliers

    Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 16 Smart City Suppliers

    The drivers behind the smart city market include some of the most challenging global developments, including the continued growth in urbanization, the need to reduce city emissions and better manage resource consumption, and growing economic and environmental pressure on cities. These developments are entangled with rapid technology...

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  • Air Quality Monitoring and Management for Smart Cities

    Urbanization and economic and population growth have resulted in large increases in vehicle use, industrial activities, and energy consumption in cities around the world, leading to pervasive urban air pollution. For city officials to fully understand and improve air quality conditions, pollutants must be accurately measured, monito...

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  • Smart Street Lighting for Smart Cities

    Controls and Communications Hardware, Software Applications, and Services:

    LEDs are now the standard replacement for legacy lighting in most cities around the world. At the same time, smart controls are becoming more mainstream and are increasingly installed alongside LED deployments. Adding controls to street lighting systems offers many benefits, but controls technology is not being adequately exploited...

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Recent Blog Posts

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  • Telcos Aggressively Expanding Smart City Services

    December 7, 2017

    Among the essential building blocks for the smart cities market are communication networks that connect the sensors, controllers, cameras, and other hardware infrastructure capturing valuable data from the city environment. The need for urban connectivity is creating new opportunities for the telcos responsible for providing public ...

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  • Cities Looking to Automated Vehicles to Solve Congestion and Emissions Challenges

    November 21, 2017

    Around the world, major cities have been setting targets to combat the negative effects of local transport on public health, local pollution, noise levels, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Cities are looking increasingly at the potential of automated vehicles (AVs) to help solve these problems through improved traffic flow, the n...

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  • Google Aims to Create a Blueprint for Smart City Development in Toronto

    October 19, 2017

    The proliferation of fast growing, high density cities has created major challenges around energy and water infrastructure, traffic congestion, air quality, and the efficient management of resources for large numbers of people. Google’s Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of parent company Alphabet Inc., is attempting to solve these compl...

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  • Does Yamaha’s Entry into the US E-Bike Market Signal a Turning Point?

    October 3, 2017

    Electric bicycles (e-bikes) continue to be the highest selling EVs on the planet. Navigant Research estimates that a total of nearly 35 million units will be sold globally in 2017. However, the US market has struggled mightily to keep up with its successful European and Asia Pacific counterparts. Market Percentages In 2016, just und...

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