Ken Maher, HASSELL Executive Chairman, recently spoke to the Australian Financial Review for its feature, The road to 2100. He discussed how Australian and international cities will cope with the need to densify as populations continue to grow.

“I think the future cities of the ‘past’ were quite scary with their freeways, flying saucers, and with everything automated, but I think people genuinely want to find beauty in the built environment. They want clean air and natural light and a good mix of public and private space.

Maher says that while all cities will need to accommodate growing populations and reallocate resources in the future, they will all provide different solutions.

“What we need now (especially in Australia) is a brave long-term vision from our leadership.” Maher says the great thing about humanity is that we’re very adaptable.

Read the full Australian Financial Review feature here.