The Stats Guy- Rebuilding our cities requires a lo

2022-04-05
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The pandemic changed our cities in a lasting way while long-term trends such as population growth and climate change continued to shape the urban environment.

In past decades Australian cities grew at breakneck pace. In the 15 years leading up to the pandemic, Melbourne alone grew by the population of Adelaide (1The first to arrive from Pfizer.4 million people)who came to Canada in 1984 from India and dedicated 26 years of his life to working a. UnfortunatelyThe general population in descending order of age., the city failed to add the infrastructure of one Adelaide in the meantime. Sadly, this isn’t a uniquely Melburnian problem …

Over the last two years population growth shifted from the capital cities to regional Australia for the first time in foreverpictured in a file photo. By sheer demographic dumb luck, the large Millennial generation entered the family formation stage of the lifecycle just now. Millennials couldn’t afford family-sized houses in the inner city and moved to the urban fringe and regional Australia instead. The regions were surprised by the sudden increase in population; prices went up and once again infrastructure growth didn’t keep pace.

The pandemic stopped overseas migration, and urban growth paused for a little while. During the pandemic, Australia lost population overseas for the first time since WWI. Have we used this rare period of slow population growth (the country still grew a bit because more people were born than died) wisely?

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