PSD in Government Finance Review
PSD's Israr Ahmad and John Murray were published in the October 2016 issue of Government Finance Review, the Government Finance Officers Association's (GFOA) bi-monthly magazine. The editorial contribution "Network-Level Analysis: An Inclusive and Data-Rich Approach to Infrastructure Development" explores the importance of a cross-disciplinary approach to infrastructure planning.
Israr Ahmad is senior project manager of asset management at the Public Sector Digest (PSD). In 2015, he served as lead analyst and author of the State of Ontario’s Roads and Bridges, which provided Canada’s first non-survey-based infrastructure deficit estimates. He serves as lead analyst and writer for PSD’s municipal asset management plans. John Murray chairs the Canadian Network of Asset Managers and serves as PSD’s general manager of asset management. He is also project lead for PSD’s Asset Management Roadmap initiative. Prior to joining PSD, Murray was manager of asset management at the City of Hamilton, Canada, for nearly two decades.
The full article can be downloaded here.
Network-level analysis relies on collaboration among multiple departments, including senior management; department heads from finance, engineering, and public works; and elected leadership.