“The Long and Winding Road to Smart City P3s” workshop, is co-organized by Smart & Resilient Cities and Meeting of the Minds.
Hosted by Georgetown University’s Master of Professional Studies in Urban and Regional Planning program and Professor Uwe Brandes, the half-day, two-panel program will utilize the rich resources of Scranton Gillette Communications and Meeting of the Minds to explore the position of Public Private Partnerships for Transportation (P3s) in the modern infrastructure portfolio and conclude with a networking reception.
Andrew Curtis Right, Counselor to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Acting Executive Director of the Build America Bureau, will deliver opening remarks to the gathered attendees. The first panel will follow, presenting the case of a successful P3s transportation project and the work that was needed to reap the economic and sustainability benefits. Panelists represent all aspects of the project, from ownership to financing, and will take attendees from the project’s concept and planning to its implementation.
Using case studies from across the country, the second panel will identify smart P3 strategies to employ and the pitfalls to avoid. The panelists will discuss the inherent risks and the lack of a universal method to starting a P3s, and how to experience a lucrative P3s project by learning what definitively has and has not worked.