June 25, 1910 | By Piali Roy |
Matti Siemiatycki is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Planning and Finance 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. He was also a faculty leader of StudentMoveTO, a joint initiative between the University of Toronto, York, Ryerson and OCADU that successfully developed a model for inter-university research collaboration and mobilization on city-building issues. 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.
Geography and Planning