I know I’m part of a very small group in Australia who believe discussions will need to focus on higher density on the coming decades, but all the signs are there. I am certain Australia a century from now will have it’s capital cities and many satellites with densities much the same as places like many of the biggest cities today. A massive rethink on how we envision cities and indeed the “Aussie dream” need to be on the cards sooner or later.
This is excellent fuel for thought. As is;
Making Aussies pay more for fuel to invest in more roads is worthy of a face palm. We will need TOD’s for our growing population. Planning ahead while density is low and land is being chewed up from sprawl makes for excellent timing.
Of course, higher density can be beautiful, if planned ahead.
Why not? They are productive lands (assuming landholders don’t rip them up – little nutrients actually in the soil).
The shift is happening, regardless how much some might resist it.
Something I can relate with. Being a job searcher hearing CSIRO cutting jobs, various universities cutting non-academic roles, outsourcing, outsourcing, outsourcing. Let’s just say, it’s hard being green….
And yet, a mad side show between Turnbull and a couple neo-conservative commentators are taking up the discussions. Speaking of which;
Another shameless plug. The Climate Spectator picked up my article and ran with it.
“Australia faces choices about climate change, not dilemmas.”