PPP for cities

United Nations
IESE Business School
Ajuntament de Barcelona

The Specialist Centre on PPPs in Smart and Sustainable Cities (PPP for Cities) is a research, innovation and advisory center that aims to provide public administrations throughout the world with support in the organization, management and development of projects involving collaboration between the public and private sectors in the smart cities arena.

PPP for Cities task is to help cities around the world transform themselves into Smart and Sustainable Cities (SSC) by embracing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations (UN). PPP for cities will focus its efforts in particular to address goal number 11, “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” using Public-Private Partnerships as one of the most successful mechanism.

It is also a partnership platform between companies and administrations from all over the world where they can further explore the dynamics of public-private partnerships, create guides to good practices and standards and design solutions to the issues facing cities.

The center is led by IESE Business School and is part of the United Nations’ International Centre of Excellence on PPPs program. It has the support and sponsorship of Barcelona City Hall and other public administrations and private companies.

The headquarters of the PPP for Cities are located in Public-Private Sector Research Center at IESE (PPSRC-IESE) in collaboration with the Cities in Motion program.

About Us

About Us

Events

Events

Activities

Activities

Membership

Membership

II International Conference

“Governance among partners in Public Private Partnerships” November 17th, 2016. Barcelona.
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2nd International Conference at the SCEWC 2016

On November 17th, PPP for Cities and UNECE International Center of Excellences in PPP (ICoE) celebrated its 2nd International Conference on PPP in Smart and Sustainable Cities. PPP for Cities knowledge and research has seen that governance is a key issue to guarantee the success...
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Success of the 1st Workshop on Public Management

The first workshop on Public Management, co-organized jointly with Diputació de Barcelona and PPP for Cities, aims to create a space for reflection and knowledge about good practice in local management within the framework of public-private collaboration. During the first edition...
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INVESTructuras 2016

Last September 29th, 2016, the International Faculty for Executives (IFAES) organized the 7th edition of the Annual Congress on Investment and Financing in the Infraestructure Industry in Madrid. The Congress counted with more than 40 speakers, 2 parallel rooms and 10 expert...
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UNECE International PPP Standard of Urban – Metro Rail, China

The Workshop on the Preparation for UNECE International PPP Standard of Urban – Metro Rail Agenda was held on June 24th in The Presidential Hotel in Beijing. The aim of the meeting was the preparation for the establishment of the Urban-Metro Standard research team and collection...
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