The importance of partnerships and the roles that the different stakeholders play is often underestimated as a key factor in sustainable approaches to mixed use land development. Without inclusive partnerships that promote shared decision-making, transparent management and trust, unbalanced partnerships can emerge and consequently development becomes skewed in favour of the dominant stakeholder, usually the developer.
This Fact Sheet aims to provide those involved in the process with an
understanding of the roles that the public sector and private sector play.
Some of the advantages that result from forming public-private partnerships will be outlined, and guidelines for establishing sustainable partnerships are presented.