The Public-Private Partnership. A Smart Solution for an Optimal Urban Security

  • Romeo-Ionuț Minican
Keywords: good governance; urban security; slum

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present that the public-private partnership can be a smart
solution where the good governance of the specialized public services offered by the city management
can present lack of real solutions, in the good governance of the city, and to ensure an optimal urban
security. The role of these partnerships is to help and stimulate the economy and development of the
city through a real efficient and effective management of the city’s resources and assets with the main
objective of improving the quality of life of urban citizens. They can also be extended to the
development of peri-urban areas. Globally for most cities a sensitive issue on the urban agenda are the
slums. The solutions that the local government has to provide for issues of slums are different and
should be accordingly with the resources and assets of each city. The value of this paper is to help to
identify the key sectors to where PPPs can enhance overall the urban security by the city
management.

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Published
2021-04-26
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