Public-Private Partnerships

An interview with the World Economic Forum’s urban point person, Alice Charles.
Gregory Scruggs April 7, 2017
Enabling stronger participation by business is important, new report says, but so is transparency and public trust.
Gregory Scruggs February 14, 2017
In cities, business linked to the goals could spur economic activity worth more than USD 3.7 trillion annually — mostly in developing countries.
David Hatch February 3, 2017
Rivers in the Welsh capital once ran black with coal dust. Now, they form a clean lake that has become the revitalized heart of the city.
David Thorpe September 9, 2016

A new report from the World Bank highlights how cities such as Ahmedabad and Shanghai leverage the private sector for urban renewal. 

July 28, 2016
Habitat III must result in a collaborative multi-stakeholder model that can be translated by national governments and their partners into local action programmes.
Gary Sharkey June 20, 2016
Key talks took place in Mexico City on 9-11 March, aimed at figuring out how to pay for the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs March 14, 2016
Innovative business can be a key solver of complex urban challenges, and many corporate leaders are keen to engage in strategic partnerships to drive urban sustainability.
Roland Hunziker November 13, 2015

A public-private partnership and gradual rollout were essential, one of the creators of the program writes in Governing

October 29, 2015

The city’s 180 e-waste bins are credited with keeping 23 tons of electronics out of landfills since last year, Eco-Business.com reports. 

September 24, 2015

The Silicon Valley giant launched Sidewalk Labs, a new urban innovation company that will design technologies to improve cities. 

June 16, 2015

Private developers are expected to fund the $65 billion project, The National reports.

March 5, 2015

A first-in-the-nation funding concept could be a model for other cash-strapped cities to add bike sharing systems, Next City reports. 

September 23, 2014
A city with too few parks for too many people is leaning on civic activism to improve its green space.
Nabila Rahhal August 27, 2014
A pathbreaking public-private collaboration in an earthquake-ravaged New Zealand city is delivering hundreds of infrastructure projects quickly and efficiently.
David Killick August 7, 2014
Despite the success of Vancouver's Canada Line, the next extension of the city's SkyTrain system is using a different public-private partnership strategy.
Frances Bula February 20, 2014
Canada has joined Europe and Australia as a leader in using "P3s" for all manner of infrastructure projects. In an interview with Citiscope, PPP Canada CEO John McBride explains how it works.
Christopher Swope February 19, 2014
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