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FSR Annual Conference

8.06.2018

Gori, P., Parcu, P.L. “Postal operators as “ground based” online platforms?”

The paper “Postal operators as “ground based” online platforms?” (Gori, P., Parcu, P.L.) will be presented at the 7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures (21-22June, […] read more

Communications & Media

FSR Annual Conference

7.06.2018

Wahyuningtyas, S. Y. “The Decentralization Via Self-Regulation of Online Platform and Competition Policy Challenges: A Study on Go-Jek in Indonesia”

The paper “The Decentralization Via Self-Regulation of Online Platform and Competition Policy Challenges: A Study on Go-Jek in Indonesia” (Wahyuningtyas, S. Y. ) will be […] read more

Communications & Media

FSR Annual Conference

5.06.2018

Bieri, D., Franzi, S.*, Simundza, D. “Regulatory Networks in the US Blockchain Industry”

The paper “Regulatory Networks in the US Blockchain Industry” (Bieri, D., Franzi, S., Simundza, D.) will be presented at the 7th Conference on the Regulation […] read more

Communications & Media

Event Highlights

4.06.2018

Conference Highlights: 26th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics

For three days, the international community of the regulators, operators and experts of the postal and delivery sectors gathered in the beautiful city of Split (Croatia) to discuss the challenges and the possible futures of the sectors in the 26th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics read more

Communications & Media

FSR Annual Conference

31.05.2018

Rossotto, C.M.*, Lal Das, P., Gasol Ramos, E., Clemente Miranda, E., Badran, M.F., Martinez Licetti, M., and Miralles Murciego, G.”Digital Platforms: A Literature Review and Policy Implications for Development”

The paper “Digital Platforms: A Literature Review and Policy Implications for Development” (Rossotto, C.M., Lal Das, P., Gasol Ramos, E., Clemente Miranda, E., Badran, M.F., Martinez […] read more

Communications & Media

FSR Annual Conference

25.05.2018

Frieden, R., “The Internet of Platforms and Two-Sided Markets: Implications for Competition and Consumers”

The paper “The Internet of Platforms and Two-Sided Markets: Implications for Competition and Consumers” (Frieden, R.) will be presented at the 7th Conference on the […] read more

Annual Training

Interview

24.05.2018

VIDEOS: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Algorithmic Decision-Making and Annual Training Participants

Last week the FSR C&M ran a compelling and successful third and final Block of the eighth edition of our Annual Training. read more

Communications & Media

Interview

4.04.2018

Watch Our Interview with Hal Varian

On Thursday and Friday, 22-23 March, FSR C&M together with the FCP and CMPF held its annual Scientific Seminar, which this year was dedicated to competition, regulation and pluralism in the online world. read more

Communications & Media

22.03.2018

Book, “The Contribution of the Postal and Delivery Sector” Now Published!

The book “The Contribution of the Postal and Delivery Sector between E-Commerce and E-Substitution”, arose from the 25th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics has […] read more

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Reforming Traditional PPP

Oliveira Cruz, C. and Miranda Sarmento, J. “Reforming Traditional PPP Models to Cope With the Challenges of Smart Cities”

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The paper “Reforming Traditional PPP Models to Cope With the Challenges of Smart Cities” (Oliveira Cruz, C. and Miranda Sarmento, J.) will be presented at the 6th Florence Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures (16 June 2017). 

ABSTRACT

The growing urbanisation trends along with a greater environmental awareness are transforming cities into the game changers in the sustainability game. Cities are under pressure in both developed as developing economies. In developed countries, the challenge is to be able to tackle the lack of infrastructures such as clean water and sanitation and mass transit transport systems. On developed countries, the challenges are distinct, but not minor. There are growing needs for infrastructure renewal, as water, transportation and energy systems deteriorate over time, and lack of the challenges around increasing the sustainability of the systems. Some drivers of change are lower costs, greater levels of efficiency, better response to natural disasters (resilience), ability to provide a good service and others. Cities, regulators and operators are focused on improving the innovation, and develop truly smart cities and smart infrastructure. Public-private partnerships have been at the forefront of infrastructure development and management, but there are questions whether the existing models are usable for smart infrastructure. Our thesis is that existing models of PPP need a significant restructuring, to be able to provide an adequate response to the smart infrastructure challenges and be a driving force to make cities smarter. It is necessary greater flexibility and a profound change in existing regulatory and procurement models to ensure that the private sector will continue to have a pivotal role in infrastructure delivery, financing and management.  

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Carlos Oliveira Cruz is an Assistant Professor of Construction economics at the Civil Engineering Department at Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon (Portugal). His main areas of expertise include PPPs, concessions, contract design and investment appraisal, in the infrastructure sector. He has worked as a consultant for several public and private entities, in Portugal and abroad, in projects related to PPPs, concessions and regulation. Between 2005 and 2007, he served as an Advisor to the Portuguese Secretary of State for Transportation where he was involved in the design, implementation and monitoring of several transportation projects. Carlos also worked as a Consultant and Member of the Board at private consultancy firms between 2007 and 2010. In 2011, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University), where he focused his research on contract renegotiation. Contacts Email: oliveira.cruz@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

You may contact Carlos at: oliveira.cruz@tecnico.ulisboa.pt