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Welcome to Our New Blog – GPC ThinkS

Terra Strong
Monday, June 22, 2015

Welcome to the new GPC Blog -- GPC ThinkSAt the Stanford Global Projects Center (GPC), we strive to create research that improves the way we invest in and develop critical infrastructure worldwide. Our research practices often involve analyzing the latest trends or innovative practices available in industry and rooting them in theory to produce findings, best practices, and takeaways for investors, developers, advisors, and public sponsors.

Such research conducted by the GPC frequently transitions from early-stage ideas--the focus of our up-and-coming blog posts--to catalyzing iniatives based on pioneering research on a national and global scale. For example, just last week the White House announced the GPC's help in launching a new ‘aligned intermediary.’ The new entity is being backed by investors that are allocating a total of $1.2 billion, with a goal of mobilizing $2.5 billion over five years that would not otherwise be invested in climate solutions.

Other recent recognitions of the GPC's research initiatives by global thought leaders in infrastructure include Stanford University Emeritis Professor and GPC Research Fellow Richard Scott being awarded Eminent Scholar of the Year by the Academy of International Business in Bengaluru, India; GPC scholars receiving “Best Paper Award” at the International Conference of Public-Private Partnerships; the release of a ground breaking United Nations Environment Program on universal energy access featuring work by GPC's Dr. Ashby Monk; and GPC’s Dr. Julie Kim joining New Cities Foundation as Senior Fellow and presenting on the urban infrastructure development challenges of tomorrow at the New Cities Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia.

In the coming months we will use GPC ThinkSas a resource to share thoughts and early-stage papers from Stanford academic and industry leaders. We hope these blog posts will lead to productive discussion and continue to help publicize innovative ideas that impact the way infrastructure is thought about and invested in across the world.

We’d love to know what you think about our work! To share feedback on our upcoming blog pieces, please contact us at Otherwise, thanks for visiting and be sure to follow us on Twitter to hear about new research initiatives and blog releases from the GPC.