Urbis Think Tank
Planning for employment in the 21st century – five key city shaping priorities
This morning, Urbis Planning Director, Sarah Emons presented “Planning for employment in the 21st century” at the PCA Victoria seminar “Work, Rest & Play – Delivering employment land for Victoria”.
She emphasised five key city shaping priorities:
1. Leverage infrastructure, via:
- Industry and Logistics hubs
- Mixed use corridors
2. Get health employment on the planning radar
Over the next 5 years, health jobs are forecast to contribute by far the largest number of new jobs in Australia.
And in Melbourne, the number of people aged over 55 will continue to rise steeply for the next four decades, which will further increase the need for health and wellness services.
3. Liberate activity centres
- Around 2 million square metres of new retail floor space will be required for Melbourne over 15 years
4. Create high amenity Mixed use/Commercial/Lifestyle/Education precincts
- 150,000 new Professional, Scientific and Technical Services jobs in next 5 years
5. Renew industrial legacies
- Strategic renewal of industrial legacy precincts essential to creating opportunities for next generation employment in inner and middle areas
While decentralising employment is incredibly difficult, and effective strategy implementation is being hindered by a number of factors, Sarah believes that we must bring the market and our plans closer together to achieve success.
To view Sarahs profile: http://www.urbis.com.au/our-people/sarah-emons
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