Recognizing the critical role that public/private partnership (P3) will play in the sustainable growth and success of our cities, SmithGroupJJR hosted a group of urban planning professionals for a roundtable discussion on the future of development funding and partnerships. The panel included public, private and nonprofit sector representatives
with diverse backgrounds and perspectives on community planning and development. Their lively and thought-provoking discussion took place during the 2012 Upper Midwest APA Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. This paper summarizes that conversation, and highlights some key ideas and directions deserving of further examination.