Barcelona Global has presented the report 'El reto de sumar para multiplicar: la colaboración público-privada como eje de transformación de Barcelona' as a result of the Challenge in public-private partnership organized together with the IESE Business School.
The report, prepared by more than 50 members of Barcelona Global includes 16 proposals in culture, research, Smart Cities, health and investment to relaunch public-private partnership andbecome an engine of development and growth for the city, which was so key for the 'Barcelona Model'.
In these 16 proposals, three tools are proposed where public collaboration can be instrumental: (1) urban and land planning and equipment management to articulate science, culture, entrepreneurship and health policies; (2) taxation measures that go through the reform of the Patronage Law in the image of the new French law; and (3) shared management models in science, culture, tourism, city promotion and investment attraction.
The study has been coordinated by Pau Guardans, president of Barcelona Global; Xavier Vives, professor of the IESE Business School and director of the Public-Private Sector Research Center of the IESE; Andreu Mas-Colell, president of BIST; Josep Maria Campistol, director of the Clinical Hospital; Pilar Conesa, founder and CEO of Anteverti; Ainhoa Grandes, president of the Macba Foundation; and Mateu Hernández, CEO of Barcelona Global.
Pau Guardans, president of Barcelona Global, stresses that "the administration and the private sector and civil society have lived too many years behind each other's backs and now, before a new cycle of municipal and metropolitan governments, we must emphasize not only in the 'what', but in the 'how the projects are done' and how the challenges develop."