Tomorrow’s suburbs – Sydney

In Australian cities, new ‘greenfield’ suburbs are being built at a remarkable rate. These new suburbs are often well designed to suit the needs of their initial residents.

Yet in a generation the demographic profile of local communities can shift radically. As residents change, neighbourhoods need to change with them – or they won’t be good places to live. Tomorrow’s suburbs argues that we must build in flexibility right from the start, and shows how it can be done.

At this seminar the authors of the report, Jane-Frances Kelly and Peter Breadon, discussed the report’s recommendations.

Watch a recording of the event


Jane-Frances Kelly, Cities Program Director, Grattan Institute

Peter Breadon, Senior Associate, Grattan Institute