Populations only change because of three drivers of change: births, deaths and migration.
No matter what industry you work in, you are either affected by government regulation, have government as a client, or rely on it as a service provider.
This focus on overseas migration, particularly how bad it is for Sydney and Melbourne, tends to overlook the complex interplay of overseas migration with other population dynamics.
Local government is at the forefront of interactions with citizens, so they are uniquely placed to both understand and meet community needs.
Australia’s focus on innovation is now so strong, it hosted its first Smart Cities Week In October.
Feedback is an essential part of our learning process and a key ingredient to acting innovatively.
As a demographer I’m interested in the people who make up our cities, what that means for our future and the smart cities’ agenda.
Continuous community engagement starts by identifying what the community cares about.
We ran projections on numbers and considered the impact
The Smart City being about people and place, and also the importance of governance reform and leadership.