Why is it so important to plan for 2060 now?
By 2060 Australia’s population will have reached 40,000,000. Two-thirds of us will live in one of the four largest cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. Determining what those cities look like will require some seriously creative blue-sky thinking.
What can be done to keep cities sprawling from ever outwards? How can technology be used to create a better place to live? And will the COVID pandemic leave a lasting impression on our future city blueprints?
Specialists in built environment, urban design, architecture, town planning and tech come together to imagine the cities of our future. How we live, work, commute and travel. How we manage energy, waste and water. And, most importantly, how today’s science, technology and planning can contribute to a better way of life and shape the cities of the future.
Cities 2060 is presented with Griffith University
Dr Niraj (Nij) Lal graduated with a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Scholar in 2012 and was named one of the ABC's Top 5...View Profile
Tuba Kocaturk is an architect, educator and a Professor of Integral Design at Deakin University. Tuba’s expertise centres upon the creative, generative and collaborative use of intelligent technologies in Built...View Profile
Dr. Tony Matthews is a Senior Lecturer in Urban and Environmental Planning at Griffith University. His research interests include adapting cities to climate change, the role and function of green...View Profile
Paul is an urban planning academic who moved to Australia from the UK in 2007 to work at Griffith University where he is now Director of the Cities Research Institute....View Profile
Dr. Shipra Narang Suri is an urban planner with a Ph.D. in Post-War Recovery Studies from the University of York, UK. She leads UN-Habitat’s Urban Practices Branch, and is also...View Profile
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