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How will our cities change?
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Innovation Geographies from JLL’s Cities Research Programme
With Innovation and Talent becoming increasingly important in the growth of Future Cities, JLL’s Cities Research team explored over 100 cities worldwide to identify those cities excelling across Innovation and Talent Concentration - See which Australian cities made the list for Top 20 Most Innovative Cities.
What could our city skyline’s look like in the future?
Using digital 3D software, the development pipeline for Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane have been visualised. Each model illustrates predications for the cities future skylines addressing the Office, Residential and Hotels/ Student Accommodation sectors.
As Sydney’s growth continues, infrastructure and demographics will reshape metro office markets and position Parramatta and North Sydney to absorb a significant portion of the Sydney’s growth.
Melbourne is in the midst of a construction boom fuelled by corporate expansion and population growth. The city is expected to increase by over 100,000 people per year for the next 30 years and could become Australia’s largest city by 2031.
Future city ideas
Melbourne’s Changing Skyline
Melbourne continues to perform as a global city. Strong population growth and business expansion is fueling residential and pre-commitment led commercial development. With so much current construction activity, developers and landowners are increasingly unable to secure sites for their next office project.
New South Wales Infrastructure Report
New South Wales (NSW) is in the midst of an unprecedented period of infrastructure spending. Strong population growth and an under-investment in key infrastructure projects post the 2000 Olympics have provided the catalyst for a diverse range of infrastructure projects aimed at improving the services and facilities across NSW.
Hear from our experts
Dan Kernaghan, Managing Director – NSW
We are subscribers to the concept of Sydney being a diverse, mixed-use city with a higher residential population and, inevitably, a higher population density in the future.
Jamie Guerra, Managing Director – SA
In Adelaide, decisions around lifestyle and accessibility to work have influenced a movement of people back towards the city and inner suburbs. It is an exciting time to be there, but as Adelaide continues to evolve, connectivity between precincts will make all the difference to its overall success and sustainability.
Geoff McIntyre, Managing Director – QLD
Brisbane’s reputation as an emerging ‘new world city’ is due to its amazing lifestyle attributes, yet this city will become even more vibrant in the near future.
David Bowden, Managing Director – VIC
Melbourne is entering a new phase. While the city’s relative affordability and convenience will continue to support strong population growth – and, as a result, residential development – some CBD precincts will begin to change in character.