Comparative Capitals tracks how successful Australia’s capitals really are in attracting and keeping young, educated and creative workers; fostering innovation; and nurturing socially well-adjusted and liveable city environments.
FORM has produced this publication in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Using research data from the ABS and other sources, Comparative Capitals examines migration and education trends; levels of investment and entrepreneurialism; and looks at measurements of connectivity to assess where the talent goes, where it stays, and what factors help to keep it there.
Building on the analysis, experts from Australia and overseas contribute their perspectives:
Carol Coletta (USA) examines the connected city, while Simon Anholt (UK) writes about the importance of competitive advantage through strong identity. From Australia, eminent professor Graeme Hugo looks at the nation’s overseas-based citizens, and examines the motivations behind their movement; while overseas ‘returnee’, economist David Hetherington discusses the key conditions to spark innovation. Analyst Michael Cooney concludes the study by sharing ideas on how Perth might evolve.
How well does Perth measure up? Read Comparative Capitals and find out.
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