Join fellow U of T alumni and friends for a lecture that explores the planning and financing of large infrastructure projects.
- Dinner & Presentation
- Q & A to follow
U of T alumni, friends, prospective students and their families, and high school counsellors are invited to a thought-provoking talk by
Professor Matti Siemiatycki
Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Geography and Planning
University of Toronto
Cities around the world are investing heavily in infrastructure mega-projects to stimulate economic productivity, job growth, environmental sustainability and engagement in society for all. Yet mega-projects are often vastly over-budget and behind schedule, putting vital projects at risk and stretching public confidence to its limits. Prof. Siemiatycki's talk explores the causes of cost overruns and the solutions that have proven to reduce them.
Note: This presentation will be preceded by an information session for prospective students interested in learning more about the University of Toronto. 10th, 11th and 12th-grade high school students are encouraged to attend with their families. For more information on the session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to share this invitation with anyone who may be interested in this opportunity!
Prof. Siemiatycki's presentation is part of an ongoing series of compelling lectures for alumni, hosted in cities around the world. U of T Where You Are brings the university right into your community. Stay informed, inspired and connected, because together we are boundless.