Why we need destructive cities

Why we need destructive cities is the focus of the keynote address at an event looking at the future of the outer suburbs.

Economist and executive chairman of national property research consultancy MacroPlan Dimasi, Brian Haratsis, will speak on the topic at the National Growth Areas Alliance Congress in Perth.

He has just written a book calling for a radical new way of city-making to suit the new disruptive economy, entitled “Destructive Cities”.

A big believer in value capture, Haratsis will address this and other issues affecting outer suburbs.

The Australian Financial Review recently quoted his work: “Australian cities need to evolve from ‘nanny state’ place-making policy frameworks.

“We need a new city model, not more regulation of inner and middle ring areas.”

Other speakers at the NGAA Congress from 14 to 15 November include the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development, the Hon. Anthony Albanese MP and the Australian Greens Co-Deputy Leader and Spokesperson for Sustainable Cities, Senator Scott Ludlam.

These speakers and others will address the theme "Building the outer suburbs of the future" in Perth. See the full program here and register now to secure your spot.