Creating Thriving Cities Report
Cities have always been the pinnacle of social, cultural, and economic activity. In fact, many argue that in modern society it is cities rather than nations who are in primary competition globally for investment and talent.
The pandemic has created global disruption and city centres have been the epicentre for this change. The pandemic has sped up some pre-existing trends, particularly around remote working and online shopping. It has also seen a population shift to the suburbs and regional centres. However, is this just temporary and why would we care? What does it mean for Perth?
The fact remains that city centres are unique assets that contribute irreplaceable social, cultural and economic value to the entire metropolitan community, State and nation. They strive for and compete to have an identifiable and unique identity, allowing national and global recognition and attracting human and fiscal capital.