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new network structures

Transport News

16.01.2018

Call for papers: 7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures (extended deadline for abstracts submission: 31 January 2018)

The call for papers for the “7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures: New network structures: decentralization, prosumers and the role of online platforms” is […] read more

Network Industries

water regulation

NIQ

21.12.2017

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 4 – Public Policy and Water Regulation: Some examples from the Americas

Water supply and sanitation are essential for socioeconomic and environmental sustainability.  The adequate provision of these services is full of complexities and involves a great […] read more

Network Industries

sage new crni

CRNI

6.11.2017

The first issue of the new CRNI Journal by Sage is now available!

The first issue of the new “Competition and Regulation in Network Industries” (CRNI) by Sage is now available! Building on the 16-year tradition and strength […] read more

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Regulatory Challenges for Smart Cities

NIQ

21.09.2017

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 3 – Regulatory Challenges for Smart Cities

This issue of the Network Industries Quarterly looks into the regulatory challenges facing the development of smart cities. With the acceleration of technological developments in […] read more

Network Industries

turkey

NIQ

21.06.2017

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 2 – Problems of Regulatory Reforms in Electricity: Examples from Turkey

This issue of the Network Industries Quarterly looks into the change in the Turkish electricity markets. The regulatory reform in the Turkish electricity markets began […] read more

Network Industries

sage new crni

CRNI

17.06.2017

Inaugural Meeting of the Board of the new SAGE Journal “Competition and Regulation in Network Industries”

The Inaugural Board Meeting of the Competition and Network Industries Journal (CRNI) took place on June 16th, 2017 in Florence. The meeting followed the 6th Conference on the […] read more

Network Industries

Transport News

11.05.2017

Register now: 6th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures (16 June 2017)

The de- and re-regulation of the different network industries is an ongoing process at national and global level. As this process unfolds, ever new phenomena […] read more

Network Industries

ex-yugoslavia

NIQ

21.03.2017

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 1 – The general framework for liberalization and regulation of public utilities in countries of ex-Yugoslavia

This edition of Network Industries Quarterly aims to provide insights into the general legal framework for liberalization and regulation of public utilities, notably communal services, […] read more

Network Industries

sage new crni

CRNI

27.02.2017

CRNI is now live on SAGE Journals

Commencing in 2017 SAGE is delighted to be the new publisher of Competition and Regulation in Network Industries (CRNI). We are building on the 16-year […] read more

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sage new crni

The first issue of the new CRNI Journal by Sage is now available!

- Network Industries

The first issue of the new “Competition and Regulation in Network Industries” (CRNI) by Sage is now available! Building on the 16-year tradition and strength of the existing Intersentia Journal Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, the new CRNI strives to evolve into an even higher quality journal. This issue includes papers presented at the CRNI Annual Conference (June 2017) and more! The Conference this year focused on the regulatory challenges for smart cities.  

Featured paper

Reforming traditional PPP models to cope with the challenges of smart cities” by Carlos Oliveira Cruz and Joaquim Miranda Sarmento received the best paper award at the 6th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures: regulatory challenges for smart cities.

The full paper is included in the issue. Read here the abstract:

Growing urbanization trends, together with a greater environmental awareness, are transforming cities into game changers in the sustainability game. Cities are under pressure in both developed as well as developing economies. In developed countries, the challenge is to be able to tackle a lack of infrastructure, such as clean water and sanitation and mass transit transport systems. In developed countries, the challenges are distinct, but not less. There are growing needs for a renewal of infrastructures, such as water, transportation and energy systems, which deteriorate over time, and the related increasing challenges regarding the sustainability of the systems. Drivers of change include lower costs, greater levels of efficiency, better response to natural disasters (resilience), an ability to provide a good service, among others. Cities, regulators and operators are focused on improving innovation and develop truly smart cities and smart infrastructure. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have been at the forefront of infrastructure development and management, however, questions exist regarding existing models which are usable for smart infrastructure. Our thesis is that existing models of PPP need to be significantly restructured, to be able to provide an adequate response to the smart infrastructure challenges and to be a driving force to make cities smarter. Greater flexibility is necessary, as is a profound change of the existing regulatory and procurement models, in order to ensure that the private sector will continue to have a pivotal role with regards to infrastructure, financing and management.