Finding happiness in public-private partnerships

Ewing, Reid
January 2007
Planning;Jan2007, Vol. 73 Issue 1, p53
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the report of Lynn Sagalyn about the beginnings and intricacies of public-private partnership on industrial developments in the U.S. According to Sagalyn, public-private developments (PDD) is a form of a cooperative because of the alignmernt of interests. Sagalyn also adds that PDD involves sharing of risks and responsibilites and that each side should be flexible enough to accommodate changes. Moreover, she emphasizes that public partners should never assume a disproportionate share of the financial risks involve in the development project by selecting a contractor with a proven track record.


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