Matti Siemiatycki

5041 Sidney Smith Hall
(416) 946-5145


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Infrastructure, Transportation, Housing, Planning


Matti Siemiatycki is Professor of Geography and Planning and 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 the fabric of cities. His recent studies explore transit policy decisions, the value for money of public-private partnerships, the development of innovative mixed-use buildings as a form of place based infrastructure policy, and the diversity gap in the infrastructure industry workforce. Matti consults widely on infrastructure policy and is a frequent media commentator on infrastructure and city planning.


Siemiatycki, M., Enright, T. and Valverde, M. (2019). The Gendered Production of Infrastructure. Progress in Human Geography. First View Online.

Van den Hurk, M. and Siemiatycki, M. (2018). Public–Private Partnerships and the Design Process: Consequences for Architects and City Building. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 42(4), 704-722.

Siemiatycki, M. (2015). Reflections on Twenty Years of Public-Private Partnerships in Canada. Canadian Public Administration. 58(3). 343-362.

Siemiatycki, M. (2015). Mixing Public and Private Uses in the Same Building: Opportunities and Barriers. Journal of Urban Design. 20(2), 230-250.


Ph.D, University of British Columbia M.Sc, Oxford University B.A., Ryerson University