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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3rd International Conference at the SCEWC 2017

Latin America is the second most urbanized region in the world, and AIDB forecasts that its cities could concentrate around 90% of its population by 2050. Therefore, the future of Latin America will be parallel to the future of its cities, which calls for the immediate...
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Creating Shared Value through Innovative Collaborations and Partnerships

Today at the Smart City Expo World Congress, Mr. Rodriguez Planas has moderated the thematic session “Creating Shared Value through Innovative Collaborations and Partnerships”. The speakers have discussed about the methods of information exchange and support through...
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Sustainable and Resilient Cities

The Center PPP for Cities took part at the International PPP Forum (Hong Kong) hosted by UNECE showcasing projects and approaches to implement the United Nations 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development through effective, people-first PPPs. Check out the presentation here:...
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The future of the high streets

Cities have always been a focus of vitality thanks to the power of their streets to connect people, ideas, creativity and prosperity. Much of this vitality is linked to commerce and to the activity that it develops as catalyst and tractor not only in the sale of goods and...
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