Matti Siemiatycki is an assistant professor of geography and planning at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on infrastructure planning, delivery, and financing. A complete list of publications by professor Siemiatycki can be found here:

Anne van Koeverden is currently a student in the Master's of Architecture program at the University of Toronto. Her research interests
include: graphic visualization, active transportaon on planning, and sustainable design. A complete portfolio of work by Anne can be found here:


Support for this project was provided by the following sponsor:

SSHRC (Grant #757-2101-0009)


Publications read during the development of this research include:

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Bowman, L. (2002). Outside the farebox. Project Finance; 231, 42-45.

Cohn, D. (2008) British Columbia’s Capital Assets Framework: Moving from transactional to transformative leadership on public-private partnerships, or a ‘railroad job’? Canadian Public Administration; 51, 71-96.

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Grimsey, D., and Lewis, M.K. (2004) Public Private Partnerships: The Worldwide Revolution in Infrastructure Provision and Private Finance. Massachusetts, Edward Elgar Publishing.

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Sclar, E. (2009) The political-economics of private infrastructure finance: the new sub-prime. Paper presented at the Association of Collegiate schools of planning conference. 1-4 October 2009 Crystal City, Virginia.

Siemiatycki, M. (2010) Delivering transportation infrastructure through public-private partnerships: Planning concerns. Journal of the American Planning Association; 76, 43-58.

Siemiatycki, M. (2006) Implications of public-private partnerships on the development of urban transit infrastructure. Journal of Planning Education and Research; 26, 137-151.

Torrance, M.I. (2009) The rise of a global infrastructure market through relational investing. Economic Georgraphy; Vining, 85, 75-97.

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Tufte, Edward (1997). The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. New York: Hayworth Press.

Vining, A.R. and Boardman, A.E. (2008) Public-private partnerships: eight rules for governments. Public Works Management and Policy; 13, 149-161.