Boomtown 2050: Scenarios for a rapidly growing city
Publisher: UWA Publishing 2009, Author: Richard Weller, ISBN: 9781921401213 Format: Hardback, 452pp, 260x210mm
The Western Australian capital, Perth, is the world’s most isolated city, in one of the world’s most precious biological regions. Already sprawled further than most major international cities, Perth is predicted to grow from 1.5 million people to 4.2 million by 2056.
To meet this increase the entire city and its infrastructure needs to double in the next four decades. This will have huge consequences for the culture and ecology of the city: Perth’s long term survival is at stake.
Boomtown 2050 goes well beyond the sprawl versus anti-sprawl debates and shows various ways that Perth could be creatively re-organised to suit the challenges of the 21st century.