Lecture "Public-Private Partnerships as drivers of innovation? Lessons from the International Experience" by Prof. Dr. Matti Siemiatycki

Date: 1 December 2014

Venue: Stadscampus - Aula M002 - Sint-Jacobstraat 2 - 2000 Antwerpen

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Organization / co-organization: Research group Public Administration & Management

Short description: Prof. Dr. Koen Verhoest and Dr. Tom Willems cordially invite you to a lecture from Prof. Dr. Matti Siemiatycki (University of Toronto).

About the lecture
Historically, public-private partnerships (PPPs) around the world have been motivated by financial logics. More recently, however, the emphasis has turned to PPPs as drivers of value. PPPs are particularly seen as a way of achieving social, environmental, construction, design, architectural, lifecycle management and planning innovation on infrastructure projects. This talk sets out the theoretical rationales that explain why a partnership approach to infrastructure delivery should be expected to deliver project level innovations. It then uses experiences from practice to identify the mixed experience with PPPs as drivers of innovation, and the conditions under which innovation can best be achieved. This lecture will be highly interesting and topical for researchers from different disciplines being public management, governance, management, (transport) economics, urban studies, spatial planning, construction engineering and architecture.

About the speaker
Matti Siemiatycki is an associate professor of geography and planning at the University of Toronto. His teaching and research focuses on transportation planning, urban decision-making, and the processes through which large infrastructure projects are planned, financed and delivered. His published research examines major transit, highway, bridge and tunnel projects in Canada, the United States, India, Britain, Australia and Spain. He has published in high-ranked international journals like ‘Journal of the American Planning Association’, ‘Environment & Planning A and C’, ‘Journal of Planning Education and Research’.
Before joining the University of Toronto, Matti Siemiatycki worked as a research fellow in the Department of Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Ryerson University, a master’s of science from Oxford University, and a PhD in community and regional planning from the University of British Columbia.



Registration: Participation is free, but please confirm before November 26th your attendance by sending an e-mail to tom.willems@uantwerpen.be