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Healthcare facilities are part of the future of sustainable infrastructure

November 3, 2017

Communities need sustainable infrastructure that offers solutions that can keep up with contemporary climate challenges, according to an article on the Knowledge@Wharton website.

Cities are increasingly turning to private-sector partners for the long-term investment and operational expertise these new solutions demand. Canada offers a model of how productive public-private partnership can be, especially for these fundamental infrastructure projects.

During the past 30 years, more than 200 of these partnerships have provided an average of $14 billion per year of economic activity in the country, according to a study by The Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis. Half of these infrastructure projects involve healthcare facilities.

Centre hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal (CHUM), a medical complex under construction in downtown Montréal, is one of the biggest and one of the most environmentally innovative of these projects.

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