The Infrastructure Institute at the School of Cities, University of Toronto is a training, advisory, and applied research hub, aiming to build global expertise in infrastructure planning, decision-making and delivery. Led by Prof. Matti Siemiatycki, the Infrastructure Institute will create international connections to transform the status quo, refine public-private partnerships and propose innovations in project financing and funding tools. The Institute will:
Investigate the barriers to successful infrastructure developments, including global research in business models for delivery, cost-overruns, and operations and maintenance planning;
Train infrastructure leaders and practitioners on project delivery, innovative financing models, and strategic decision-making with an equity lens; and
Engage practitioners, policymakers, and community activists to introduce new models of co-ownership and equitable involvement in major infrastructure projects.