As the world begins to understand the impact of COVID-19, it’s our cities that offer us the greatest potential for growth in a post-pandemic future. That is, if we can craft a vision and strategy that’s globally aware as well as nationally responsive.
While several of our cities are seen as successful and valuable today, the markers of this success are always changing. At the same time, other cities are moving more quickly to take up opportunities and forge new global positions.
In short, Australian cities can’t afford to be complacent or rest on their place-making laurels. We may be well-positioned to lead the world in some areas, but it’s also likely we’ll have to work harder in future to achieve sustained global competitiveness.