Matti Siemiatycki

Matti Siemiatycki is Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Planning and Finance, and the Interim Director of the School of Cities at the University of Toronto. His work focuses on delivering large-scale infrastructure projects, public-private partnerships, and the effective integration of infrastructure into the fabric of cities. His recent studies explore the value for money of delivering infrastructure mega-projects through public-private partnerships, the causes and cures for cost overruns on large infrastructure projects, the development of innovative mixed use buildings, and the diversity gap in the infrastructure industry workforce. Siemiatycki is a frequent media commentator on urban planning and infrastructure related topics, and served on the board of directors of the public agency Waterfront Toronto. He earned a PhD in Community and Regional Planning from the University of British Columbia.

Content by Matti Siemiatycki
  • Project

    Scoping trip for exploring the potential of PPPs and user fees to fund transport infrastructure and services in Greater Kampala

    Around the world, there is great interest in building urban transportation infrastructure. In cities from Kampala to Lagos, policymakers are drafting ambitious transportation plans that call for the implementation of extensive bus rapid transit systems, light rail lines and metros, as well as, new highways, bridges and tunnels. These plans are motivated by an urgent goal of...

    20 Sep 2019 | Matti Siemiatycki

  • Publication - Policy paper

    Strategies for effective procurement and public-private partnerships in the transport sector

    Around the world, investments in transport infrastructure have risen to the top of the urban policy agenda. Effective urban mobility provides the foundation for economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, and social inclusion. It is now widely understood that after decades of underinvestment, there is a vast need for cities globally to upgrade and expand...

    6 Feb 2019 | Matti Siemiatycki

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Options for financing and funding transportation infrastructure

    There is a growing interest in building urban transportation infrastructure across the developing world. Many policymakers are currently drafting ambitious transportation plans that implement new systems and build infrastructure. A key hurdle to the implementation of major transportation projects is funding which often costs billions of dollars and requires...

    5 Jun 2018 | Matti Siemiatycki