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Sustainability 2016, 8(3), 289;

Improving Sustainability Performance for Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) Projects

School of Construction Management and Real Estate, and International Research Center for Sustainable Built Environment, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Penrith NSW 2751; Australia
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Academic Editor: Chi-Ming Lai
Received: 22 January 2016 / Revised: 12 March 2016 / Accepted: 17 March 2016 / Published: 22 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Life Cycle Assessment on Green Building Implementation)
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Improving sustainability performance in developing infrastructure projects is an important strategy for pursuing the mission of sustainable development. In recent years, the business model of public-private-partnership (PPP) is promoted as an effective approach in developing infrastructure projects. It is considered that the distribution of the contribution on project investment between private and public sectors is one of the key variables affecting sustainability performance of PPP-type projects. This paper examines the impacts of the contribution distribution between public and private sectors on project sustainability performance. A model named the sustainability performance-based evaluation model (SPbEM) is developed for assisting the assessment of the level of sustainability performance of PPP projects. The study examines the possibility of achieving better sustainability through proper arrangement of the investment distribution between the two primary sectors in developing PPP-type infrastructure projects. View Full-Text
Keywords: public-private-partnership; infrastructure project; sustainability performance; contribution; public and private sectors public-private-partnership; infrastructure project; sustainability performance; contribution; public and private sectors

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Shen, L.; Tam, V.W.; Gan, L.; Ye, K.; Zhao, Z. Improving Sustainability Performance for Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) Projects. Sustainability 2016, 8, 289.

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