March 28, 2019
For cities to maintain and build infrastructure, obtaining and securing adequate financing is essential. Access to market-based financing requires cities to demonstrate their financial viability. Learn more about small-scale public-private partnerships, alternative financing mechanisms, and the appropriate options to utilize for infrastructure investments.
Significant infrastructure investments are needed for the world to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Agreement targets. However, there is a significant gap between investment requirements and actual current global investments. To close this gap, both public and private sources of finance are required. Additionally, more climate finance should be channeled from the national and international levels to the local and regional levels where project implementation takes place.
Regenerating Urban Land draws on the experience of eight case studies from around the world. The case studies outline various policy and financial instruments to attract private sector investment in urban regeneration of underutilized and unutilized areas and the requisite infrastructure improvements. In particular, each case study details the project cycle, from the scoping phase and determination of the initial amount of public sector investment, to implementation and subsequent leveraged private-sector funds.