China’s rise as a global power is driving new flows of people, ideas and capital between China and Australia. Australian cities need to adapt to this new geopolitical reality.
Security in cities can make some people feel safe while excluding others. New ways of planning and policing public space are needed to ensure cities are safe and accessible for all.
The future is one of cities. Today more than half the world’s population lives in cities and 85 percent of the global GDP is generated in cities, with the biggest 250 cities accounting for 57 percent of global GDP.