Siemens, PwC and Berwin Leighton Paisner Report:
This report looks at the challenges for cities in delivering investor ready infrastructure projects. Focussing on the importance of infrastructure in our cities, and its role in sustainable development and effective delivery of services, the report starts with the importance of legal and governance structures that need to be in place to provide the necessary security and certainty to the investment community that will encourage them to invest in infrastructure projects. It then illustrates how cities with the appropriate foundations of institutional stability can leverage financial mechanisms to their advantage to help deliver the infrastructure that is so critical to their future. It looks at the steps that need to be taken to create a governance, legal and regulatory environment which will support harnessing the full range of potential sources of funding.
With a growing need for urban management, strategic planning and infrastructure efficiency, this report also illustrates through a set of case studies of catalytic infrastructure developments how the intelligent planning of cities helps make informed decisions about the correct choice of infrastructure and supporting technology.
The report has been delivered by three global businesses with a shared perspective and whose combined experience in delivering infrastructure projects across the world provides an insightful approach to a ‘new urban dynamic’ which puts cities at the forefront of infrastructure delivery.
Siemens, PwC and Berwin Leighton Paisner have joined forces to illustrate how successful urban infrastructure delivery can be driven by cities whose governance structures, legal and policy frameworks, and commercial planning provides new incentives for development and long term investment opportunities. The report seeks to provide city decision makers with the inspiration to create new approaches to private investment, and to make their cities investor ready.