Thursday, November 2, 2017 Reception 6:00PM Program 6:30PM
Public-Private Partnerships (P3’s): A Primer presented by Adam Shaw
Kansas City Central Library 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, MO
RSVP: kclibrary.org * 816.701.3407
Public-private partnerships – such as those proposed for building a new or remodeled terminal at Kansas City International Airport – have grown increasingly popular in recent years as cities look for innovative ways to finance transportation projects.
Advocates see great value in private-sector involvement in shoring up America’s aging and increasingly inefficient and unsafe infrastructure. Opponents counter that such partnerships turn too often into giant giveaways to corporations.
Adam Shaw, a leading authority on public-private partnerships, describes how they work, explains why they can be among the most effective means of dealing with infrastructure issues, and exposes some of the problems they can pose for governments. He is an executive vice president of WT Partnership, an international consultancy firm specializing, among other things, in various forms of public-private partnerships.
Co-sponsored by Citizens for Responsible Government
and The Kansas City Central Library
14 W 10th St
Kansas City, MO 64105
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