Smart cities require infrastructure modernisation—a high price-tag proposition that can be daunting for any city. See how innovative financing strategies are helping cities around the world transform vision into reality.
The Deloitte Global series on funding and financing smart cities offers research and guiding principles for creative alternatives to traditional infrastructure financing models, based on the experiences of government officials, industry leaders and our own professionals who have actively facilitated smart cities funding for clients.
Smart cities are a new concept with new technologies. Attracting investors requires a comprehensive strategic plan that clearly communicates the opportunity and presents a robust business model, a creative approach to funding and financing—new sources of income, new business models for recovery and value capture—and innovative financing structures for investors.
We recommend that you explore our series starting with "The challenge of paying for smart cities" followed by articles of particular interest to you.
This series offers research-based guidance on funding and procurement options with valuable insights from smart cities projects worldwide.
Latest release: The virtues of value capture
As a result of increased urbanisation, a greater focus on sustainability, and tighter public budgets around the world, governments need to take advantage of every possible opportunity to capture value. An infrastructure investment can generate value directly and indirectly. When planned from the outset of a project, Government can define mechanisms to capture a portion of this value to help fund and finance the specific project or future expenditures.
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