As global mandates heighten, there has never been a more critical need for public- private partnerships and collaborative action on the local level. This dialogue draws on the expertise and experience of UN Global Compact – Cities Programme global advisors and partners to explore a fresh approach to Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). The Cities Programme’s Multi Partner Sustainable Urban Development Project Model is presented as a system to enable the development of partnerships and capacity to drive SDG 11 at the local level.

The panel discussion focuses on how to make public private partnerships work for urban sustainable development – challenges and successes. Case studies are also presented.

Speakers include:

  • Alan Pears, Co-director, Sustainable Solutions; Global Advisor, UN Global Compact – Cities Programme; Senior Industry Fellow, RMIT
  • Lucia Cade, Chair, South East Water; Global Advisor, UN Global Compact – Cities Programme
  • Michael Nolan, Chair, UN Global Compact – Cities Programme
  • Rebecca Casson, CEO of the Committee for Geelong

The UN Global Compact – Cities Programme has been promoting cross-sectoral collaboration and partnership as a framework for tackling complex urban challenges and developing sustainability for almost 15 years. This event is also part of the World Urban Campaign of which the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme is a Lead Partner.


RMIT City Campus, Building 80, Level 4, Room 11, 445 Swanston St


8 February 2017