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Wednesday Talk: March 20, 2024, 2-4 pm – in-person and on Zoom

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March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Matti Siemiatycki, Geography and Planning, U of T

Title: “Patterns, Causes and Cures for Cost Overruns and Delays in Mega-Project Delivery”

Abstract: It is all too familiar an experience that major infrastructure projects like transit lines, bridges, highways, power stations and hospitals are delivered late and over budget, straining budgets and causing great frustration for all involved. This talk will document just how common cost overruns and delays are in big projects,  explore the various causes, and identify strategies to improve project delivery.

Bio: Matti Siemiatycki is Professor of Geography and Planning and the Director of the Infrastructure Institute at the University of Toronto. His work focuses on delivering large-scale infrastructure projects, evidence-based infrastructure investment decisions, and the effective integration of infrastructure into cities. Matti consults widely on infrastructure policy with governments, civic institutions, and industry and is a frequent media commentator on infrastructure and city planning. He is also a member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.

The link to register is  https://forms.office.com/r/hsCs0eGgSm

The deadline to register is the Monday before the event at noon.  The Zoom link will be sent to registrants only.