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P3s for
Smart Cities

Partnerships to
Fund the Future
  Public-private partnerships (P3s) are a powerful tool to help public entities pursue Smart City projects. In an era of serious budget constraints and rapidly changing technology, P3s can help public entities modernize and innovate the infrastructure and services they offer their constituents.

Ice Miller knows P3s and financing. We understand the needs of both public and private investors. We know technology and Smart Cities.

The Ice Miller team helps create effective and innovative P3s for Smart City projects that change communities and companies around the world. We work with local governments, colleges and universities, utilities, investors, contractors, developers, advisors, technology and data companies and others who are creating the future for citizens by using P3 structures for Smart City projects. 

Whether you need help financing a transaction, assembling strategic partners, securing critical technology or are just starting to think about a smart project, Ice Miller has the unique industry experience and connections to bring your Smart City P3 to life.

The smart future is now.
 
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P3 for Smart Cities

Public Entities

Private Investors

Solutions Providers

Financial / Technical Advisors

Do you want to learn more about Smart Cities, why a P3 could be a great solution and how Ice Miller can help?

Our deep experience in the areas of Smart Cities, public-private partnerships, the Internet of Things, data security and privacy, public finance, infrastructure and private equity and more means we are prepared to help you think through and execute any Smart City or P3 goal you have.

Our 30-minute webinars are a great way to learn more, and we welcome you to contact us to discuss your Smart City plans, goals and questions.

P3 for Smart Cities

P3 for Smart Cities

Do you want to learn more about Smart Cities, why a P3 could be a great solution and how Ice Miller can help?

Our deep experience in the areas of Smart Cities, public-private partnerships, the Internet of Things, data security and privacy, public finance, infrastructure and private equity and more means we are prepared to help you think through and execute any Smart City or P3 goal you have.

Our 30-minute webinars are a great way to learn more, and we welcome you to contact us to discuss your Smart City plans, goals and questions.


Public Entities

Public Entities

Are you a municipality, state government, public university or other public entity with the desire and responsibility to create a technology-enabled environment to deliver better and more efficient services to your constituents? If so, Ice Miller can help you figure out how to do so within the appropriate parameters of risk-sharing and governance.
 

  • What are your Smart City goals?
  • Are you planning for current and future Smart City infrastructure needs?
  • Could a partnership with a private entity help you realize your goals?
Identifying your singular, or multi-faceted, goal(s) is the first step in structuring your Smart City project. For example, are you a municipal water service seeking innovative technologies to manage stormwater? Are you a city government who wishes to transition to fully automated, LED street lights? Are you a state transportation entity who needs to make significant roadway repairs and, in the process, lay fiber for a connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) initiative?

Clearly defined goals will help determine the right financing and operating model, whether P3 or otherwise, as well as the team of technical, legal and financial advisors you'll need to move from concept to completion. Our 30-minute webinars below are a great way to learn more, and we welcome you to contact us to discuss your entity’s plans, goals and questions.


Private Investors

Private Investors

Are you a private investor, builder, operator or manager who is interested in working with a public entity for a Smart City project?
 

  • What kind of public entity are you seeking as a partner?
  • In what kind of Smart City projects are you hoping to invest?
  • What is your appetite for financial and operational risk?
As a private entity seeking public partners or exploring investment opportunities in the Smart City space, there are critical considerations of risk, reward and innovation. Partnering with public entities to deliver high-tech infrastructure and municipal service solutions brings tremendous opportunity if structured effectively.

Ice Miller can help you explore investment and involvement in Smart City projects, analyze various P3 financing and operating models and understand what makes sense for your bottom line. Our 30-minute webinars are a great way to learn more, and we welcome you to contact us to discuss your company’s plans, goals and questions.


Solutions Providers

Solutions Providers

As a vendor of technology-based products or services that enable Smart Cities to be formed and to function, we know you are considering important questions such as:
 

  • Are there special contracting considerations in the Smart City P3 space?
  • Does my technology-based product or service have the right data security & privacy safeguards in place?
Your role is critical. Ice Miller professionals skilled in the Internet of Things, data security & privacy and other areas of contracting regulation and innovation can help ensure your products, services and interests are protected. Explore the world of Smart Cities and P3s and how your product or service can play a role.

Our 30-minute webinars are a great way to learn more, and we welcome you to contact us to discuss your company’s plans, goals and questions.
 


Financial / Technical Advisors

Financial / Technical Advisors

Are you a financial, technical or other advisor who helps public and private partners plan and execute Smart City projects?

We can help you connect with public and private partners who could benefit from having your expertise on their team. Learn more about the roles you can play to help bring Smarty City P3s to life.

Our webinars are a great start, and we welcome you to contact us to discuss your advisory plans, goals and questions.


 

Get Smart about Smart City P3s
A Series of 30-Minute Webinars

 
Lindsay Miller HeadshotP3s for Smart City Projects: An Overview
Lindsay Miller
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m. ET
 

Smart City projects connect people with cutting-edge resources, amenities and commerce, which drives economic development. In this webinar, we’ll discuss planning for current and future smart city needs, developing potential P3 financing and delivery models, using P3s as drivers of Smart City economic growth and creating an effective Smart City P3 deal team.

Did you miss the webinar? Click here for the PowerPoint.

Lindsay Miller HeadshotJim Snyder HeadshotCurrent Smart City P3 Projects: A Deeper Dive
Lindsay Miller | Jim Snyder
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m. ET

Municipalities increasingly find themselves in a precarious balancing act to streamline costs for their utilities, water and waste management, economic development, transportation, and telecommunications infrastructure, while simultaneously trying to improve existing and new services, including public safety, K-12 education, and research facilities. In this webinar, we’ll examine how some cities are using P3s to go smart.

Did you miss the webinar? Click here for the PowerPoint and here for the webinar recording.
Josh Christie HeadshotChris Magill HeadshotFinancing for Smart City Projects: The P3 Approach

Josh Christie | Chris Magill
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m. ET

P3s can be structured to leverage private dollars to improve public services and often form part of the financing puzzle, complementing other traditional and non-traditional sources. We’ll discuss how private funds can support public Smart City projects, including the goals and returns for the private investor in Smart City deals or technologies. We'll also discuss the ways in which Smart City P3s can facilitate economic growth for the investor and the public.

Did you miss the webinar? Click here for the PowerPoint and here for the webinar recording

Nick Merker HeadshotSid Bose HeadshotNavigating Data Ownership, Protection and Use Issues in P3s for Smart City Projects

Nick Merker | Sid Bose
Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m. ET

P3s create opportunities for municipalities to provide leading edge technologies to their populations, like smart parking meters, lighting, trash cans and the like. These smart technologies generate a wealth of information about how the city operates and, in some cases, about the people who live there. Sometimes this data may have value outside the technology itself, and this webinar will discuss how to address this issue.

Did you miss the webinar? Click here for the PowerPoint and here for the webinar recording.

Kip Tew HeadshotJeff Lewis HeadshotPublic Policy Considerations for Smart Cities and P3s

Kip Tew | Jeff Lewis
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m. ET

Public entity participation in P3 relationships is typically governed by specific authorizing statutes, which must provide a clear, workable, legally viable path for that public participation. Issues abound with respect to both the functionality and legality of P3s. We’ll discuss the regulatory environment and the necessary government relations work to support Smart City P3s.

Did you miss the webinar? Click here for the PowerPoint and here for the webinar recording.


Meet Our Team
   

Ice Miller's P3 Group works with its clients through every element of the P3 process, starting with concept development and issuance of a request for interest (or similar document) and continuing through closing, compliance, delivery and beyond. Our experience in public finance, government law, data security and privacy, the Internet of Things, structured and project finance, tax, private equity investing, construction, real estate and other related areas provides us with the knowledge and skills to efficiently structure key elements of the process. As the only law firm member of the Smart Cities Council, we're on the leading edge. 
 
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