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

I International Conference

“Fostering sustainability and innovation in cities through Public Private Partnerships” November 17th, 2015. Barcelona.
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aqualia new PPP for Cities member

aqualia, a company with Water PPP projects in 1.100 municipalities in 22 different countries, joined PPP for Cities last March 16th. aqualia, is a company specializing in the design and construction of all types of water processing facilities: purification, urban sewage water...
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PPP for Cities participates in the UfM Working Group on Urban Development

Last Tuesday 15th PPP for Cities was invited to participate in the VII Meeting of the Union of the Mediterranean Working group on Urban Development. http://ufmsecretariat.org/vii-meeting-of-the-ufm-working-group-on-urban-development/
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Success of the First International Conference

The First International Conference PPP for Cities entitled “Fostering sustainability and innovation in cities through Public Private Partnerships” was a success both in terms of the quality of the speakers and the number of attendants. The Conference attracted participants from...
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First Meeting of the UNECE International PPP Centres of Excellence

Last Wednesday IESE Campus in Barcelona held the First Meeting of the UNECE International PPP Centres of Excellence. The meeting was presided by Geoffrey Hamilton, Chief of the PPP Programme at UNECE.
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