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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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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February, full of PPPs

This month the Center PPP for Cities has been very active participating in activities related to Public-Private Partnership subject. The manager of the Center, Mr. Rodriguez Planas, took part at the Smart City Summit & Expo 2017 in Taipei (Taiwan). During a round table he...
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PPP for Cities presents its projects to international delegations

During the academic year 2016-2017, the center PPP for Cities has welcomed three international delegations. In February 2017 we have received a Japanese delegation from Tokyo University, specifically from the Research Center for Public-Private Partnership; in November an...
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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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