Vertical thinking: Population growth and schools
Australia is experiencing a significant spike in the numbers of people who call the ‘lucky country’ home. This is no secret; we see it on news programs, we hear about it in political speeches and we experience it in our everyday lives as we contend for jobs, for renting and buying homes, and for enrolling our children in overcrowded schools. What does this expanding reality mean for
Australians, particularly those who reside in the country’s capital cities, and what does it mean for the infrastructure of said cities? A city’s buildings must be able to adequately support its inhabitants in order for its residents to live and work comfortably and for the nation to prosper and, as a result, we are beginning to witness facilities, particularly schools, growing upwards – just like the population figures.