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Use the search below to find infrastructure and P3-related academic research published by others.

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships also has a number of publications, including national award case studies, sector-specific case studies, guidance and analysis, and surveys.

 
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Mar 1, 2003 – This article, based on Australia’s P3 experience, emphasizes the importance of research in improving the P3 model. The author identifies the benefits of P3 research, a range of potential research topics and the ideal means for facilitating and struct
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Feb 19, 2016 – This public opinion survey conducted by Nanos Research found that overall, Canadians believe that investments in in economic, social and green infrastructure should all be priorities, support running a deficit for the infrastructure investments and s
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Nov 1, 2011 – Results from an international survey on school projects in England, Scotland, The Republic of Ireland, Australia (New South Wales) and Canada. It focuses on the planning, design, construction and ongoing operation of school facilities and the value f
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Jan 1, 2008 – Using the “New Public Management” framework, the author argues that major institutional reforms made to favour the implementation of P3s in B.C. have not resulted in creating more autonomy for the local and provincial governments. Instead, these refo
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Dec 31, 2010 – This chapter in the International Handbook on Public-Private Partnerships delves into some of the deeper political discourse concerning P3s. The author’s main argument is that political debates arise from the presence of “splintered logic”—in which t
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Jan 17, 2017 – In anticipation of the 2017 federal budget, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has presented a report to federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau urging him and his government to launch transformative initiatives that will empower municipal
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Aug 1, 2012 – This paper compares the cost- and schedule-overrun results of 12 completed, large-scale (greater than ~US$90 million) P3 highway projects in North America (specifically California, Texas, Virginia and Canada) with previous research studies reporting
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Nov 1, 2016 – This white paper reviews key challenges faced during the operational phase of a public-private partnership. The paper examines “good ideas” for addressing these challenges and particularly focuses on elements relevant to the development of strong and
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Jun 1, 2010 – This article examines public accountability and its application to government and private firms involved in P3s. It begins with a discussion of the nature of P3s and the traditional concept of public accountability. Next, the unique characteristics o
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Aug 30, 2014 – The objective of this report, initiated by Infrastructure Ontario, is to review and assess 30 AFP projects that have reached substantial completion, to determine the extent to which projects are on time and on budget, investigate the use of Post Cont
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Dec 30, 2013 – This Fraser Institute study examines the use of P3s as an alternative to the conventional process in delivering transportation infrastructure in Canada. The first part of the study attempts to define P3s. The benefits and drawbacks of P3s are then di
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Jul 10, 2010 – In order to support the expansion of Canada’s Asian-Pacific Trade, investment in gateway and corridor infrastructure will be needed. This paper examines the feasibility of the P3 model for upgrading Canada’s trade infrastructure. Given the provincial
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Sep 1, 2013 – This article challenges the notion that it is more expensive for private companies than governments to finance public projects because the government can borrow at lower interest rates. The authors argue this view ignores the costs resulting from gov
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Mar 1, 2015 – This article is part of a larger work that seeks to develop a deeper understanding of how different countries address specific matters related to Public-Private Partnerships with the aim of acting as a tool to strengthen the P3 model worldwide. The c
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Jan 1, 2010 – Using the “New Public Management” framework, the author argues that major institutional reforms made to favour the implementation of P3s in B.C. have not resulted in creating more autonomy for the local and provincial governments. Instead, these refo
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Feb 20, 2015 – This report examines whether P3s support innovation and what affect innovation has on the planning of infrastructure projects. Overall, this research demonstrates that innovation does in fact occur through IO’s AFP process and P3s, more generally.
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Oct 22, 2014 – A commissioned study by the National Bank on using land value capture (“LVC”) to finance transit projects in the Greater Montreal area. A range of LVC methods and examples from around the world is presented along with evidence to suggest that buildin
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Jun 13, 2013 – A concise conference submission on the development of P3s in Canada. Important characteristics regarding the “second wave” of Canadian P3 projects is discussed. It concludes with several outstanding issues that need to be addressed.
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May 1, 2015 – The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships retained the services of Nanos Research to conduct elite interviews on their behalf with individuals from key municipalities and aboriginal communities concerning their thoughts and experiences wit
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Jan 1, 2007 – This 2007 study was the first to examine the performance of Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) and traditional procurement in Australia. The study measured cost performance and schedule outcomes relative to budget and schedules for the construction an
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Jun 15, 2010 – This report examines the economics of infrastructure finance while focusing on the difference between P3s and the public procurement of infrastructure. It provides proof that project finance is appropriate for P3 projects. The authors suggest that th
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Dec 3, 2015 – Ontario has a large and diverse portfolio of public infrastructure including highways, bridges, transport systems, schools, universities, hospitals, government buildings, waste water systems and parks. The province of Ontario owns approximately 40% o
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May 16, 2014 – This research study examines three light rail transit (LRT) projects currently underway in Edmonton, Ottawa, and Toronto to help understand why all new LRT projects in Canada are developed through the P3 model as opposed to the traditional procuremen
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Mar 5, 2008 – Public-private partnerships in Canada: Theory and evidence examines the issues regarding the implementation and performance of First Generation P3s in Canada. The article begins by reviewing public sector rationales for pursuing P3s. Next, the author
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Apr 1, 2008 – This article examines the use of the P3 model in the U.S. The authors emphasize that the infrastructure in the U.S. is crumbling and is in need of repair, rising construction costs and an increase in traffic congestion issues does help the U.S. with