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Thursday, April 5 • 3:10pm - 4:35pm
TH3.10.20 Public-Private Collaboration in City Building

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Over the past decade and a half public-private partnerships (PPPs) have received widespread academic attention. Many scholars have studied the public-private provision of public infrastructures in terms of how it is governed and how it performs. This panel will view partnerships from a different angle, studying their role in regard to city building and thereby abandoning the traditional focus on long-term infrastructure contracts. The panelists discuss new avenues for research. These include the role of PPP units within the industry and the tensions inherent to that role; the opportunities of using the concept of collaborative advantage in PPP research; the emergence of new, meaningful forms of partnership which is reflected in the development of mixed-use buildings; and finally, the use of contractual analysis as a method to explain how practices and values in urban redevelopment partnerships evolve over time.


Moderator: Martijn van den Hurk, University of Amsterdam



Collaborative Advantage and Public-Private Partnerships: An Opportunity to Reframe the Benefits of Partnering? 
David Roberts, University of Toronto


City Building through Innovative Public-Private Partnerships 
Matti Siemiatycki, University of Toronto


Contracts for Urban Transformation: Different Times and Models, Same Results? 
Martijn van den Hurk, University of Amsterdam


Thursday April 5, 2018 3:10pm - 4:35pm
Pine East (Mezzanine Floor)