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Articles In The Latest Issue: June 2011Cover Image

The Chicago Experience: A P3 Checklist
Drawing on Chicago’s experience with public private partnerships, the Civic Federation has developed an eight-point checklist that elected officials and financial managers can use to evaluate the transparency, accountability, and benefits of P3s.
Roland Calia and Laurence Msall

The Pros and Cons of Privatization
Any privatization deal has financial and social implications. Only by addressing both considerations – and really thinking about the core functions of governance – can we determine when infrastructure privatization is in the public interest.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Understanding the Buy Side of P3 Deals
Governments that are contemplating public-private partnership projects need to understand exactly what they intend to accomplish – and it is equally important for governments to understand what the private sector is looking for.
Christopher J. Mier

Cooperating on Solar Power Projects in Garfield County, Colorado
Innovative public-private partnerships are putting Garfield County on the forefront of clean energy development in the State of Colorado.
Lisa Dawson

The Station at Potomac Yard: Public, Private, and Non-Profit Collaboration
The Station at Potomac Yard is a creative and cooperative approach to meeting multiple community needs in the City of Alexandria, Virginia. The project was made possible through a unique public, private, and non-profit collaboration.
Helen S. McIlvaine