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Jen Mayer leads the City Accelerator's cohort on planning and funding urban infrastructure. Mayer has more than 25 years of experience advising federal, state, and local transportation and environmental agencies on infrastructure finance and policy. As a consultant for Ernst and Young Infrastructure Advisors and Apogee Research, Inc, and as a technical advisor for the Federal Highway Administration, she helped state and local agencies create financial plans and issue bonds for infrastructure projects, create revolving loan funds, and consider and implement public-private partnerships (PPPs) and other financing innovations.

April 27, 2018

P3s Can Be Bad for Racial Equity -- But They Don't Have to Be

Governments can structure arrangements with private contractors that consider impacts on low-income individuals and people of color.
February 14, 2018

Thinking About a P3? Better Ask These Questions First

Washington, D.C.'s innovative Office of Public-Private Partnerships offers a good case study in to assess whether a P3 makes sense for a particular city project.
February 12, 2018

If P3s Are the Answer, What Was the Question?

Public-private partnerships aren't free money. But they can be used to improve performance.
February 12, 2018

Which P3 Model Works Best For Your Project?

With more than a dozen different ways to structure a public-private partnership, figuring out the most appropriate one for a given project can be hard. Here's a list of what's out there.
August 21, 2017

The Smartest Thing in Federal Infrastructure Plan? More Credit.

Expanded credit programs could help cities innovate new financing solutions for much-needed projects.
January 10, 2017

Creating New Models for Infrastructure in Land Development

The private sector doesn't have to pay a price to be green.
May 20, 2016

The Buck Starts Here

The capital project development process needs early consideration of revenue and finance.