Increasing Urban Quality Of Life In Australia
international scale, it can be seen that there are many factors which add to the ranking of a city. Such factors range from economic stability and potential, financial state, appearance and convenience, general cost of living, job growth, the opportunity for businesses and global connectivity. (Infrastructure, Chp. 2)
In order to maintain a position of high appeal and worth, it is vital that Australian cities benchmark themselves against other world competitors particularly with-in the Asia – Pacific region, as well as other cities in the global ranking war, such as London, Shanghai, Singapore, New York, Berlin etc.
(Infrastructure, Chp. 2)
The livability of a city is the main feature with which a city gains its reputation and is judged in many ways, including health, commuting practices, well-being and general quality of life of the people in the city. It is difficult to precisely measure the extent at which a city is livable, however, it can be measured both subjectively and objectively. National surveys can be used to gain people’s opinions on their quality of life, or, through the monitoring and observation of social and economic growth, education, job growth, health and infrastructure assets as well as general services and opportunities. (Urbanization, Urban life and Urban Spaces, Knox P. L. (2011) (Urbanism as a way of life, Wirth (1938)
Australian cities currently provide leading services along with sustainable transport systems. Recent developments in the South…