The buzz: “Building a smart city? Follow the money.” (Alexandre Winter, placemeter.com 7/6/16)
In P3s Part 1, we explored how smart city leaders are turning to public private partnerships for resources to deliver municipal services, maintain and upgrade infrastructure, and make their cities attractive for citizens, businesses and others.
What makes a good public private partnership? How can you evaluate its success?
The experts speak.
Andrew Mack, AMGlobal Consulting: “When I was a kid, there was no collaboration; it’s you with a camera bossing your friends around. But as an adult, filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself.” (Steven Spielberg)
Jennifer Sanders, Dallas Innovation Alliance: “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” (William Shedd)
Gert Christen, City Innovate Foundation: “6.4 billion connected ‘things’ will be in use worldwide by the end of 2016, a 30% increase from 2015.” (Gartner Research Group)
Marlyn Zelkowitz, SAP: “Building sustainable cities – and a sustainable future – will need open dialogue among all branches of national, regional and local government. And it will need the engagement of all stakeholders – including the private sector and civil society, and especially the poor and marginalized.” (Ban Ki-moon)
Join us for Keys to A Smart City: Public Private Partnerships #P3 – Part 2.