Matti Siemiatycki , Associate Professor


Home Campus:
U of T St. George

Urban Planning, British Columbia (2006)

Other Degrees:
MSc Nature, Society & Environmental Policy, Oxford, UK (2003)
BA Geography, Ryerson (2002)

Contact Information:

Phone:    (416) 946-5145
Location: Room 5041, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)

Personal Website:

Research Interests:

  • Transportation policy and planning
  • Infrastructure finance and delivery
  • Community and regional planning

Selected Publications:

Refereed Articles

  • Roberts, D. and Siemiatycki, M. 2015. Fostering Meaningful Partnerships in Public-Private Partnerships: Innovations in Partnership Design and Process Management to Create Value. Environment and Planning C.
  • Lewis, R. and Siemiatycki, M. 2015. Building Urban Infrastructure: The Case of Prince’s Dock, Bombay. Journal of Policy History. 27(4).
  • Siemiatycki, M. 2013) Riding the Wave: Explaining Cycles in Urban Mega-Project Development. Journal of Economic Policy Reform. 16:2, 160-178.
  • Siemiatycki, M. and Farooqi, N. 2012. Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships: Delivering Value for Money? Journal of the American Planning Association, 78:3, 283-299.
  • Siemiatycki, M. 2012. The Global Production of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37:4, 1254-1272.
  • Siemiatycki, M. and Friedman, J. 2012. The Trade-offs of Transferring Traffic Demand Risk on Transit Public-Private Partnerships. Public Works Management and Policy, 17:2, 283-302.
  • Siemiatycki, M. 2012. The Role of the Planning Scholar: Research, Conflict and Social Change. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 32:2, 147-159
  • Siemiatycki, M. 2011. Urban Transportation Public-Private Partnerships: Drivers of Uneven Development? Environment and Planning A, 43, 1707-1722.
  • Siemiatycki, M. 2011. Public-Private Partnership Networks: Business-Government Networks in United Kingdom Transportation Projects. Economic Geography.87:3, 309-334.
  • Siemiatycki, M. 2010. Delivering Transportation Infrastructure Through Public-Private Partnerships: Planning Concerns. Journal of the American Planning Association 76: 43 – 58.  Reprinted in Flyvbjerg, B. (ed). 2014. Megaproject Planning and Management: Essential Readings, vols. 2. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
  • Siemiatycki, M. 2010. Managing Optimism Biases in the Delivery of Large-Infrastructure Projects: A Corporate Performance Benchmarking Approach. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research. 10: 30-41.
  • Siemiatycki, M. 2009. Academics and Auditors: Comparing Perspectives on Transportation Project Cost Overruns. Journal of Planning Education and Research. 29: 142-156.
  • Siemiatycki, M. 2007. What’s the Secret? The Application of Confidentiality in the Planning of Infrastructure Using Private-Public Partnerships. Journal of the American Planning Association.73:4, 388-403.
  • Siemiatycki, M. 2006. Implications of Private-Public Partnerships on the Development of Urban Public Transit Infrastructure: The Case of Vancouver. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 24:4, 379-393. Reprinted in Urbanism and Urban Planning at Many Scales: Selection from Recent North American Scholarship. China Architecture and Building Press, 2011 Reprinted in Fainstein, S. and Campbell, S. 2010. Readings in Planning Theory, Third Edition, 241-268
  • Siemiatycki, M. 2006. Return to the Rails: Motivations for Building a Modern Tramway in Bilbao Spain. Oxford Geography Research Paper Series.
  • Siemiatycki, M. 2006. Message in a Metro – Building Urban Rail Infrastructure and Image in Delhi India. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 30:2, 277-292.
  • Siemiatycki, M. 2005. The Making of a Mega Project in the Neoliberal City: The Case of Mass Rapid Transit in Vancouver Canada, City, 9:1, 67-83.
  • Siemiatycki, M. 2005. Beyond Moving People: Motivations for Building Mass Rapid Transit in Bilbao Spain, European Planning Studies, 13:1, 23-44.

Book Chapters

  • Siemiatycki, M. 2015. Public-Private Partnerships in Canada. In Akintola, A. and Beck, M. (Eds). Public-Private Partnerships: An International Handbook. New York: Routledge.
  •  Walks, A., Siemiatycki, M. and Smith, M. 2014. Political Cycles: promoting velo-mobility in the auto-mobile city. In Walks, A. (Ed). The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility. New York: Routledge. 237-255.
  • Siemiatycki, M. 2013. Public-Private Partnerships and Mega-Projects: Successes and Tensions. In Priemus, H. and van Wee, B. The International Handbook on Mega-Projects. Cheltanham, UK: Edward Elgar.
  • Siemiatycki, M. 2012. Public-Private Partnerships: At the Intersection of Finance and Design. In Khamsi, J. (Ed), Huburbs: Creating Transit Supportive Communities. Toronto: Daniels School of Architecture, University of Toronto. 23-28.
  •  Siemiatycki, M. 2010. Entry on ‘Transportation’. In Hutchison, R. (Ed), Encyclopedia of Urban Studies. Thousand Oaks: Sage. 825-828.
  •  Siemiatycki, M. 2010. Entry on ‘Transportation Planning’. In Hutchison, R. (Ed), Encyclopedia of Urban Studies. Thousand Oaks: Sage. 828-832.
  •  Siemiatycki, M. 2008. Developing Transportation for a Livable City: The Case of Vancouver, Canada. In Guess, G. Managing and Financing Urban Public Transport Systems: An International Perspective. Hungary: Central European University Press. 223-258.