I'm writing this week on the untapped value of public assets and how they can reshape how we finance and manage governments. The EU has issued an interesting report on the topic, indicating they estimate 16.5 TRILLION Euros in asset value being help by public entities, and they explore different ways governments are working to manage those assets. 

There are no clear 'best practices' yet, but this report is worth a perusal just to see where the conversation is going and some of the ideas that are emerging. What is your government doing along these lines? I'd love to hear how U.S. governments are getting into this topic for themselves - frankly, I'm aware of very little such discussion on this side of the pond.