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A RESEARCH PROJECT IN URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN

DELIVERING DATA IN GRAPHIC FORM

During the summer of 2011, I and my supervisor, Matti Siemiatycki, began working on a project that would focus on visualizing trends in transportation projects delivered by public-private partnerships (PPPs). Globally, PPPs have become increasingly popular means of delivering large-scale transportation infrastructures. To date, PPPs have been used to deliver more than 1,300 transportation projects in over 90 countries valued at over 500 billion dollars (Public Works Finance, 2009). This rising trend of using PPPs for transportation infrastructure has been one of the most important in shaping public infrastructure service delivery. Governments around the world are strategizing that high quality urban infrastructure could lead to the (Sagalyn, 2007):

•          Stimulation of  economic growth
•          Creation of employment opportunities
•          Amelioration of environmental problems
•          Promotion of social equity

The focus of this project is to depict key trends in the delivery of transportation infrastructure though PPPs in Canada and globally. Using graphics as a primary means of communication, this project attempts to depict the time, location and financing of PPPs in a simple yet powerful manner. 

We invite you to look at our findings by clicking on the various section headings located in the left side bar.