Uraía is releasing its first publication: ‘Public-Private Partnerships for SMART City Management. Recommendations for local governments to prepare and implement SMART PPPs’. The Committee has collaborated in the elaboration of the publication.

The publication ‘Public-Private Partnerships for SMART City Management. Recommendations for local governments to prepare and implement SMART PPPs’ is now available for download.

The document is the result of the discussions held during Uraía’s first capacity-building Workshop which took place in Oslo (Norway) last June. The working paper elaborated in collaboration with the participants who attended the workshop – including representatives of local governments, city networks, service and technology providers, civil society, international organizations and research institutes from Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa – gathers general recommendations on city-business cooperation in the field of SMART projects and is based on the participants’ experiences.

After introducing the context of Uraía and the Oslo Workshop, the document explores the main characteristics of SMART PPPs as compared to more conventional PPPs. In the following, the Recommendations are divided into three sections, following the logic of the project implementation:

Phase 1 – institutional prerequisites
Phase 2 – Partnership negotiation
Phase 3 – Project implementation and management

A series of case studies give concrete examples of SMART PPPs implemented by the municipalities of Porto Alegre (Brazil), Johannesburg (South Africa), Agra (India), Sousse (Tunisia) and Valencia (Spain), drawing on their experiences and lessons learned. Additionally, interviews with experts and local government representatives give valuable insights to all relevant project phases of SMART PPPs.

The Recommendations were presented at the UCLG’s 2nd Seminar on Modernizing Municipal Management taking place on October 1–2 in São Paulo, Brazil.

The Uraía team would like to thank the contributors and the workshop participants for their valuable inputs to this document, and sincerely hopes that it will constitute a reference work for local and regional governments in the field of SMART Public-Private Partnerships.

The document can be downloaded in English HERE,Spanish HERE and in French HERE.

More information: www.uraia.org