Deploying networked technology and devices (IoT), in support of smart city planning strategies around the world has been growing fast. Worldwide, technology spending on smart city initiatives is expected to double by 2023, from its levels in 2018.

In Jordan, the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) launched a pilot project, funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), to provide clear external analysis and recommendations from an institutional, financial and contractual perspective, including the articulation of the project’s business case, to allow a smart city initiative for an area of GAM to achieve its intended results.

EBRD commissioned this assignment along with a parallel technical due diligence study. The project’s specific objectives attempt to develop the institutional arrangements and leadership for the project, the business case with its financial feasibility and contractual implementation options, and the draft contracts between the GAM and its service providers, with respect to the various elements of the smart streets project.

In 2018, Atkins, a global engineering design consultant, was awarded the project. It subcontracted Engicon for the local project management, coordination with GAM, data collection and review, providing local lead experts in institutional strategy, business case, and contract strategy.

The pilot project identified and reconfigured the street environment itself, including travel lanes, sidewalks, urban street ‘furniture’, on-street parking, and shade trees. Sensors, meters, monitors, CCTV, tracking devices, as well as LED luminaries were mounted on lighting columns to gather and analyze real-time data stream on the street’s environment.


Services Provided:

  • Smart Cities
  • Development Strategy
  • Policy Studies and Strategy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Sustainable Development