2021 Program

Will cities survive and thrive?

Twenty years ago, Richard Florida coined the phrase “creative class” with a theory that clusters of knowledge workers make more prosperous cities. Now he’s thinking about how we can create better, more equal cities post-pandemic.  Florida penned The Rise of the Creative Class in 2002, arguing that the “clustering force” of young creatives, knowledge and technology workers in our …

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Demographics for a new decade

Australia’s population will be one million less in 2022 than expected pre-pandemic. But hidden behind this statistic is a huge opportunity to create more vibrant CBDs and better quality buildings, says demographer Simon Kuestenmacher. The phrase ‘demography is destiny’, attributed to French sociologist and philosopher Auguste Comte, is as relevant to real estate today as …

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A snap shot of what’s in store for The Property Congress in Hobart

After a tumultuous 20 months we are finally back on track to deliver Australia’s number one property conference in a hybrid format this coming March in Hobart. The Hon John Howard OM AC and Dylan Alcott OAM join an impressive speaker line up of leaders and experts from across the country and the globe including Richard Florida, …

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