International conference “Fostering sustainability and innovation in cities through public-private partnership” took place at the International Exhibition “Smart and sustainable cities” in Barcelona (Spain)

On October 17, 2015 at the International Exhibition “Smart and sustainable cities” in Barcelona (Spain) took place international conference “Fostering sustainability and innovation in cities through public-private partnership”

Conference organizers – UNECE International PPP Center of Excellence “PPP for cities” (Barcelona).

The conference has covered the following topics:

Presentation of the First International Guidelines to transform cities into smart and sustainable through public-private partnerships;

Governance challenges of PPPs in urban projects;

Financing PPPs in smart and sustainable cities;

Do we need new models of PPP in smart cities?

The conference brought together experts on urban governance, representatives of local governments and PPP centers from almost all countries. Prof. I. Zapatrina has made a presentation at the conference.

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