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Cities, Competitiveness and Australia’s Comparative Advantage: Utzon Lecture by Jennifer Westacott

Cities, Competitiveness and Australia’s Comparative Advantage: Why We Must Get Cities Right in Australia

2014 Utzon Lecture by Jennifer Westacott

Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott delivered the 2014 Utzon Lecture ‘Cities, Competitiveness and Australia’s Comparative Advantage: Why We Must Get Cities Right in Australia’ at the University of New South Wales on 30 July 2014.

Ms Westacott talked about the need for a collaborative cities agenda to make Australian cities the most beautiful, liveable, innovative and prosperous in the world.
She said that it is time that a vision for the future of our cities is at the top of our social, economic and political discourse.

Her lecture covered:

  • the role that cities have played and will continue to play in our economic, cultural and social wellbeing
  • the major global shifts that will govern the cities in the future
  • what Australia’s cities agenda should be.