Australia’s Population Challenge – the dominance of large cities (August Lunch)
Australia is a large land with a small population, almost all of whom live in large cities. The reasons for this concentration of people in a small number of centres are interesting to explore. Some commentators suggest that our population pattern poses problems – environmental, financial and social. How do governments plan to mitigate some of these problems.
Join a well know demographer for a lively discussion.
Professor Peter MacDonald is Professor of Demography Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne.
Prior to his appointment at University of Melbourne he was Head of ANU Demography (1996-2013), President of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (2010-2013), winner of the Irene B Taeuber Award of the Population Association of America (2015 – only the 4th non-American to receive this award) and Coordinating author of the United Nations 2018 State of World Population Report.