Love Where You Live: How Key City Elements Come Together to Create the Places that Help us Thrive

This year, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) undertook citizen research across Australia to ask the question: “Do you love where you live?”. The results of this research seeks to understand the needs, aspirations and concerns of our people, now and into the future. Transport systems, accessible health and education, and leisure facilities are just some of the elements that contribute to the liveability of a city.

Emma Thomas, Partner, Infrastructure and Urban Renewal, PwC looked to help delegates of the ICTC 2019 Conference understand the Australian context of these important systems and their impact on the way we all live, work and play.

In particular, transport will form part of a specific consideration to determine how it impacts other elements of our city life, and if liveability is linked to how easily we can move around and between our cities. This is a “hearts over minds” review of city life and the great human desire to thrive.