Analyse a large cities growth, development, future trends and ecological sustainability. Recommend strategies to deal with issues the city is facing.
The transformation of Sydney (33'S, 151'E) from an industrial city to a world city has been accompanied by the rapid growth in the population and the physical size of the city. These both seem set to continue into the future. Like al large cities in the developed world, Sydney is confronted with a range of issues, which must be addressed. Of real concern is the ecological sustainability of the ever-expanding city. Ecological sustainability is the use of the natural resources of the environment at such a rate to ensure long-term availability and quality of these resources for future generations. As a world city, Sydney attracts investment because of the perceived quality of life here. Planning authorities must be more switched onto environmental issues or this will fade.
Historically, Sydney's development has been shaped by changes in technology and its economic function.
Suburbanisation has been a driving influence behind Sydney's spatial expansion and has generally reflected changes in transportation technology. Global economic restructuring and subsequent rationalization of the manufacturing sector revolutoinised Sydney's economic character as industries were relocated from the inner western suburbs to the outer western suburbs with urban renewal taking place in their wake. Sydney transformed into world city in the information based global economy with IT accounting for 1/3 of Sydney's economic growth. Economic and technological changes have impacted on Sydney's morphology and will continue to shape future trends.
Sydney's population is growing faster than previously expected. It is anticipated to grow by 1.1 million people between 2004 and 2031 (4.2million to 5.3million). This mean Sydney's population is growing by 40580 people per year, which means it could reach a...